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Volume 48, Number 1 



September 20, 2006 



j ^California Lutheran UniversitvM . ^ 

The Echo 



INSIDE 



60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 



News- 



New Gilbert Sport and 
Fitness Center is available 
for use by student. Classes 
and equipment available. 

See page 3. 



Sports- 



Men's Water Polo is in 
full swing with a chance 
for victory. 

See page i 



Features- 



CLU alumni is crowned 
Miss California. 
See page 5. 



Opinion- 



Chris McGuinness 
reams President Bush for 
his speech given on Sept. 
1 1 . 2006.. 

See page 6. 



University president elected 




Dr. John R. Sladek is Califonia 
president. 

By Mall Halaci 

Staff Writer 

Dr. John R. Sladek has been 
elected to become California 
Lutheran University's sixth 
president. Dr. Sladek will fill the 
vacancy, when former President 
Dr. Luther S. Luedtke accepted 
a position at the Education 
Development Center, where he 
will become the President and 



1 .4 !i picwded by CLU 

Lutheran University's sixth 

Chief Executive Officer of the 
company. The university's Board 
of Regents cfiose Dr. Sladek over 
Dr. Sally White, in the election. 
The two final candidates were 
previously selected by an II- 
member search committee, with 
members coming from all aspects 
of the university. Some of those 
members included students, 
faculty, staff, administrators and 
constituents from the community. 



Although the Regents were in 
charge of the election process and 
the search committee selected the 
final two candidates; the school 
also brought in a third party to 
assist in the decisionmaking 
process. Witt/Kiefer, a well- 
respected consultation firm, 
specializing in higher education 
searches, was brought in. The 
firm with the search committee, 
discussed specific characteristics 
needed for a strong president. 

"Experience as a fundraiser, 
impressive credentials in 
education, and an interest in 
being at an institution like 
California Lutheran University," 
Dr. Christine Butcher, a member 
of the search committee, said. 

Becoming president of an 
institution such as CLU is a 
prestigious position. There 
were many applicants, and the 
committee had to narrow the 
field down to less than 10 people. 
From there, the committee met 
with each individual interviewee 
and got a sense of what each 
of the presidential hopefuls 
were all about. Then, after all 
the applicants had a chance 
to make an impression on the 
search committee, the field was 
narrowed down to two. 

Dr. Sladek and Dr. White were 
then invited to the campus to meet 
with several panels other than the 
1 1 -member search committee. 
These panels consisted of faculty 
members, members of the 
president's cabinet, directors of 
committees, other special events 



and the students. Following the 
meetings with all of the panels, 
each candidate had an opportunity 
to address, not only the university 
community, but also the 
Thousand Oaks community at 
large. It was here that the final 
two applicants had an opportunity 
to make a lasting impression on 
the community and the Board 
of Regents. After the addresses 
were given, those present were 
asked to fill out comments cards 
giving recommendations and 
opinions. These comment cards 
and the recommendations of all 
the search committee members 
were kept in mind as the Board of 
Regents cast their decisive votes. 

The Board of Regents consists 
of a diverse range of people, from 
alumni to community figures, 
and from students to faculty. 
The proceedings that the Board 
of Regents went through to 
make the official election of the 
president were very confidential. 
After the election was completed, 
the Regents announced that 
Sladek would be CLU's sixth 
president. Those who have 
met Dr. Sladek have been very 
impressed with him. 

"I, for one, was most 
impressed with his vision, his 
accessibility, his willingness to 
collaborate as a leader, his vigor 
and his sense of humor," Dr. 
Beverly Kelley, Communications 
Professor said. 

President Sladek officially 
began on Aug. 15. 



Students remember alumni with memorial 



By Clair Tenney 



Staff Writer 

Former California Lutheran 
Univeristy student, Iver Sormon 
Meldahl, died in the early 
morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 
1 5 from a single gunshot while 
awaiting flight school with the 
U.S. Marines in Pensacola, 
Florida. Investigations are still 
being held surrounding his 
death. He was 23 years old. 

A 2005 graduate of CLU 
and a commissioned Marine, 
Meldahl was active in numerous 
school programs and was 
devoted to serving his country. 

Meldahl was born and raised 
in Gig Harbor, Wash. 

His parents, Tim and Nancy 
Meldahl, were both "Navy 
officers and from an early 
age Meldahl was dedicated to 
becoming a marine. 

At CLU Meldahl was, 
"Quiet, he did his own thing, bui 
people would always recognize 




Iver Meldahl and his brother 
of his Marine Corps training 

him," Nicole Hackbarth, CLU 
Assistant Director of Alumni 
Relations said. 

He was a member of his high 
school football team and played 
rugby at CLU. Meldahl was a 
Communications and Political 



Photograph provided by Evan White 

Tim Meldahl at the completion 
in Virginia. 

Science double major. He wrote 
for The Echo for three years and 
served as news editor for two. 

"He was literally the smartest, 
most hardworking, driven person 
I know." Evan White. CLU 
alumni and close friend, said. 



Meldahl was an avid Jeopardy 
watcher and his favorite place to 
hang out was Howl at the Moon 
on City Walk in Hollywood, 
Calif. 

"Iver labeled everything," 
Hackbarth said, "I think it was a 
Marine thing." 

During college, Meldahl 
spent 10-14 weeks of his 
summer in Virginia in Marine 
officer candidate school. 

"Being in the Marines was 
very serious to him; he was 
super proud to be a Marine," 
Hackbarth said. 

The day of his 2005 
graduation ceremony at CLU 
he was commissioned a U.S. 
Marine Second Lieutenant in 
Pepper Grove. Meldahl's mother 
presented him with a sword. 



Please see Meldahl 
Memorial, p. 3 



Calendar 



2 The Echo 



September 20, 2006 



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Events 



Wednesday 

September 20 

• Morning Prayer 

Chapel, 8 a.m, 

• Art Exhibition - Sculpture by Lynn 
Creighton 

Kwan Fong Gallery, to Sept. 21 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Kickboxing 

Fitness Center, 5 p.m. 

• Martial Arts/Self Defense 

Fitness Center, 6 p.m. 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Fitness Center, 7 p.m. 



• College Night 

Borderline, 9:30 p.m. 

Thursday 

September 21 

• America Marketing Association 
Meeting - with Cupid's Coach 

Peters 102, 6:15 p.m. 

Friday 

September 22 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Fitness Center, 6 p.m. 
•Game Night 

Chapel,"6:30 p.m. 



Saturday 



September 23 

• Men s Soccer vs. Occidental 

North Field. 1 1 a.m. 

• Student vs. Alumni Sand Volleyball 
Tournament 

Mogen Courts, 1 1 a.m. 



Sunday 



September 24 

• Intramural Fall Leagues Begin 

• Lord of Life Worship Service 

Chapel, 6:1 5 pjn. 

• Faculty Recital 

Overton Hall, 2 p.m. 



HAGGARD GRADUATE 
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 



Monday 

September 25 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Fitness Center, 5 p.m. 

• Martial Arts/Self Defense 

Fitness Center, 6 p.m. 
• Kickboxing 

Fitness Center, 7 p.m. 

Tuesday 

September 26 

• Volleyball vs. Pomona Pitzer 

Gym, 7:30 p.m. 



Help Wanted: 




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front office help 18-30 hrs per week. 
Looking for professional, friend- 
ly, quick learners who can work some 
Saturdays 9-1, other hours are flexible. 
Located 5 minutes from CLU campus. 
$10-$15 per hr depend- 
ing on experience. 

Fax resume to (805) 494-6836, 
Attn: Zakya. 
For more info, call: (805) 497-6964 



American Marketing 
Association Meeting 



Angie Horn-Andreu, M.Div., '07 

Director, High School and College Ministries, 
Forest Home, Forest Falls. California 



LESSON LEARNED: No question threatens God. 

MY STORY: Imagine this - a 16-year-old comes up to you 
and asks how God, who is supposed to be loving, allowed 
his friend to die in a car accident. How do you begin to 
answer this? I'll tell you how I do it. 
To learn more about Angie's inspiring story and explore 
the theology programs offered: 



www.apu.edu/stories/aandreu 
(800) TALK-APU 
graduatecenter@apu.edu 



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Thursday 21 st of Septembei 
6:15-7:30 with 

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Special Thanks to: 



Tutors Wanted: Home Tutoring for all subjects K-12 

Flexible hours. Part-time. Car needed. 
Long-term positions. Work available in all areas. 
$16.50-$22.00/hour. 
To apply Visit: 
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for their donated tamales! 

668 North Moorpark 
(next to Whole Foods) 



-News 



September 20, 2006 



how many people showed up," 
senior Roy Riley said, 'Tver 
was always a genuine person; he 
always said what he felt." 

Evan White read from Isaiah 
61:1-3, 10-11. He said that he 
will remember Meldahl for "how 
he treated his friends." 

Allison Eagans sang 
"Amazing Grace," and "His 
Eye Is On The Sparrow." A slide 
show of Iver growing up was 
shown, with "ooo's", "ahhh's" 
and laughter coming from the 
gathered group; it also included 
his close friends and family, and 
his service in Washington. 

Iver's sister Katie, gave a 
meaningful and touching speech 
about her brother. 

"Talk to the ones we love as 
much as possible, because you 
never know when the last time 



may be," Katie said. 

A memorial Pepper Tree and 
plaque with a poem written by 
Iver will be planted in Kingsmen 
Park next to the creek. The tree is 
coincidently significant because 
of Iver's tall height, his nick- 



The Echo 3 



Meldahl Memorial 



Meldahl Memorial, 
continued from p. 1 

"It was very significant to 
Iver," Hackbarth said. 

Meldahl's sister, Katie, a 21- 
-year-old Navy ROTC, gave her 
brother his first salute. 

Two months ago, Iver was sent 
to Pensacola, Florida for flight 
school, the number one Marine 
flight school in the country. 

Iver was laid to rest on 
Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Gigharbor, 
Wash. Family and close friends 
were there to honor his memory. 
Around 15 people Hew in from 
across the country and from CLU 
for the service. Iver received 
the traditional military salute 



and both of his parents received 
American flags. After the service, 
Iver's father, invited everyone 
back to his house to watch the 
sun go down. 

'Tver's father said, 'Simple 
things like watching the sun go 
down are more important to me 
this week'," Hackbarth said. 

Meldahl's parents have been 
asking friends to write letters to 
Iver and have been visiting his 
plot to read the letters to him. 

CLU held a memorial service 
for Iver on Sept. 9 in Pepper 
Grove. Close to 50 people came 
to the memorial to honor and say 
goodbye to Iver. 

"It was a tribute to Iver with 



name growing up was "Tree.' 
The memorial tribute will cost 
$1,000; -Hackbarth is now 
accepting donations. 

Contact Nicole Hackbarth 
to make donations 

nhackbar@callutheran.edu 



When the sun disappears from the sky 
The stars come out and there they will lie 
For a few dark hours we know as light 
It will be awhile until the first light 
Darkness swallows everyone on Earth 
Until next morning, a new day's birth 

- Iver Meldahl 



CLU ranks at 17 in U.S. News and World Report 



In the 2007 issue of US News 
and World Report: America's 
Best Colleges. California 
Lutheran University was ranked 
1 7* 1 in its category. 

According to US News and 
World Report, this category 
includes schools that provide a 
full range of undergraduate and 
master's programs. They offer 
few, if any, doctoral programs. 

The category is divided 
by region, with CLU in the 
west ranking among many 
other schools, including some 
California schools such as 
Loyola Marymount University 
and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 

These rankings are based on 



a number of different measures, 
including peer assessment, 
graduation and retention rates, 
faculty resources, student selec- 
tivity, financial resources and 
alumni giving, according to U.S. 
News and World Report. 

Each of these measurements 
are weighted differently, with 
the highest being peer assess- 
ment at 25 percent, and the low- 
est being alumni giving, at five 
percent. With the data collected 
from these measurements, CLU 
scored a total of 57 with the top 
school in its category, Trinity 
University in Texas, scoring 
100. 

Janyne Piche, a sophomore 
majoring in Management and 
Accounting at CLU, feels the 
university could do better. 



"I think it would be better to 
be in the top 10," Pinche said. 

Jason Marks, a graduate stu- 
dent working towards his MBA 
at CLU agrees. 

"Anytime you see your 
school ranked, it's neat, but 
people are competitive," Marks 
said, "Let's see what we can do 
to make ourselves better." 

These students pointed out 
that they would like to see the 
university improve, they did not 
feel that the rankings were of 
much importance. 

When asked if they had 
heard about the rankings, nei- 
ther student had. Dr. Chris 
Kimball, Vice President of 
Academic Affairs, agreed that 
these rankings are not of highest 
importance. 



"There are other important 
things when choosing a college 
than rankings," Kimball said. 

Dr. Kimball feels that CLU 
needs to continue to look for 
ways to improve as a University 
rather than focus on the position 
in the actual rankings. 

"Good rankings are nice, 
better than bad, but that doesn't 
necessarily mean you are doing 
the best you can," Kimball said. 

He points out that it is impor- 
tant to focus on future goals and 
to "let the rankings take care of 
themselves." 

There are a number of 
goals that Dr. Kimball feels 
the University should focus 
on, including maintaining high 
quality facilities, increasing the 
number of full time faculty, 



bringing in new students with 
higher test scores and maintain- 
ing financial resources. 

Students also suggested 
some areas of improvement for 
the university. 

Marks feels that the univer- 
sity should increase their tech- 
nological resources, while Piche 
believes that the school needs to 
make acceptance requirements 
more difficult. 

The main priority of the 
University is to build up the 
faculty and to make sure that the 
curriculum prepares students 
for the future according to Dr. 
Kimball. 

"Anybody who graduates 
from here should be able to be 
successful," Kimball said, "and 
they are." 



Gilbert Sport and Fitn ess Center opens for student use 

By Ally Mclallum 



Staff Writer 

On Aug, 22 California 
Lutheran University opened the 
doors to the Gilbert Sport and 
Fitness Center. The 9,500 sq. 
foot facility includes a brand new 
gymnasium, fitness room, dance 
studio, classrooms and other 
amenities. 

The Olympic sized pool 
outside the doors of the athletic 
complex is scheduled to open in 
the spring of 2007. 

"The fitness room is great. 
The plasma screens are a nice 
addition to my workout," fresh- 
man Amanda Montalbo said. 

The room features brand 
new cardio machines including 
treadmills and ellipticals, along 
with new weight machines, and 
a separate glassed room with 
plenty of free weights. 

"I love the new weight 
machines in the fitness center, 
there are machines that are made 
specifically for women," sopho- 
more Katie Simons said. 

Along with new equipment, 
the fitness center is loaded with 



extra entertainment features. 

"The new fitness center is 
wonderful! I'm thinking maybe 
I should cancel my other gym 
membership," senior Beth 
Kirschner said. 

There are a dozen plasma 
screens across the ceilings and 
a state stereo system in the two- 
story workout center. 

"I love working here, it's 
a great place to check out the 
ladies," Fitness Center employee. 
Ace Cobb said. 

On Sept. 11 senior Jessica 
Saly began teaching a hip-hop 
aerobics class in the dance studio 
located up the stairs above the 
main entrance to the gym. The 
classes run Mondays from 5-6 
p.m., Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. and 
Friday 6-7 p.m. 

Each Monday a new rou- 
tine will be introduced. On 
Wednesday, additional steps will 
be added and the routine will be 
finalized on Friday. 

"I'm very excited to have 
such a great room to teach this 
class in, it's going to be a lot of 
fun," Saly said. 

Saly has taught a hip-hop 




The Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center is now open and is the place to weight lift, run on 
the treadmill, and take various fitness classes. 



aerobics class in the past and is 
a former CLU Dance Team mem- 
ber so she is more than qualified 
for the job. 

Students can participate in 
Kickboxing every Monday from 
7-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 5- 



6 p.m. A self-defense/martial arts 
class is also offered on Monday 
and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. 

"I pretty much work out 
almost every day, it's usually 
pretty busy, but if you go at the 
right time it might not be too 



crowded," freshman Kristin 
Gilman said. 

The Fitness Center is open 
Monday-Friday from 6am- 11pm 
and Saturday and Sunday from 
II a.m.- 11p.m. 



Features 



4 The Echo 



September 20, 2006 



Meet Barker's new band Plus 44 



ByAlexCandla 



Staff Winter 

There is a new band com- 
ing out with a CD this fall, and 
you should be among the first to 
know. Plus 44 is the new musical 
collaboration from Mark Hoppus 
and Travis Barker of Blink-182. 
The new band is seeking to be 
the epilogue to Blink-182. The 
band's name, Plus 44, stems from 
the international dialing code for 
the United Kingdom, where the 
concept of the group originated 
while Blink-182 was on a world 
tour. 

"From the songs that have 
been online, I really like listening 
to it," senior, Ryan Evrist said, "it 
is good stuff and I want to hear 
more." 

The group has already put out 
three songs that can be found on 
fan sites on the Internet. "No It 
Isn't," the first song leaked, has 
been on the Internet for about 
eight months now. The song was 
a quiet preview of what is about 
to be the band's debut album. The 
album, "When Your Heart Stops 
Beating," is due to be released on 
Interscope Records on Nov. 14. 

"Plus 44 is the best parts of 
Blink-182 without the popish 
sounds they started to get into," 



Jordan Benedict, junior, said. 
"They aren't a completely brand 
new sound, they just know how 
to perform in the right way." 

He is right, there are some 
resonating sounds of Blink-182 
but with a different angle. The 
lyrics are edgier, and the music 
seems to be more heartfelt and 
well composed. Barker has been 
quoted on MTV.com as saying, 
"If Blink was the daytime, Plus 
44 is the nighttime." 



"They aren't a complete- 
ly brand new sound, they 
just know how to perform 
in the right way." 

Jordan Benedict 



Speculation has been aroused 
that this project was Hoppus' 
and Barker's reaction to Angels 
and Airwaves, fronted by for- 
mer Blink-182 bandmate Tom 
DeLonge. The rumors have beea 
proven wrong, though the idea of 
Plus 44 came before DeLonge 
had even started Angels and 
Airwaves. 

On Tuesday Sept. 5, KROQ, 



a Los Angeles radio station, 
played the first single, with 
the same name as the upcom- 
ing album, "When Your Heart 
Stops Beating." In addition, 
they announced tickets for a 
special show two days later. 
That Thursday, 350 fans at The 
Roxy in Hollywood listened to 
11 songs from the new album. 
At the show, Hoppus and Barker 
shared their appreciation for all 
the support of their fans. 

The finalized band includes 
Hoppus on bass and vocals, 
Shane Gallagher from The 
Nervous Return, Craig Fairbaugh 
from The Mercy Killers, on gui- 
tar and Travis Barker on drums 
and keyboard. The CD will also 
include the backing vocals of 
Carol Heller, from the band Get 
The Girl and Goodbye Radar 

The band goes on a European 
tour starting Sept. 9 and will be 
back in the L.A. area on Oct. 
14 to be at the Bamboozle Left 
Festival in Pomona. After that, 
a video for the single will be 
aired on Sept. 21 and they will 
start a nationwide tour lasting 
until Nov 22. More information 
can be found at" the band's Web 
site, www.plusfourtyfour.com 
or on their MySpace profile, 
www.myspace.com/plus44. 



Sunshine brings light to the big screen 

The story identifies each actor that the underdog could win. On 



By Jessica Barlman 

Staff Writer 

"Little Miss Sunshine" ven- 
tures through dysfunctional fam- 
ily life with irony, humor and 
reality. In this spectacular film, 
the story revolves around an 
ordinary girl named Olive whose 
family lives in Albuquerque, 
New Mexico. 

Co-directors Jonathon Dayton 
and Valerie Faris set most of 
the movie in an intimate atmo- 
sphere to gain a sense of close- 
ness. The main characters are: 
Richard (Greg Kinnear), who 
plays the father and a self-help 
speaker, his father, grandpa (Alan 
Arkin), who lives with the family 
because he was rejected from the 
nursing home for being a sexual 
pervert and a drug attic. Olive 
(Abigail Breslin), is a contestant 
in "The Little Miss Sunshine" 
Pageant. In the movie, Uncle 
Frank (Steve Carell), a suicidal 
professor who is roommates with 
his 1 5-year-old nephew, Dwayne 
(Paul Dano), who is so disturbed 
that he refuses to speak to his 
family throughout the entire film. 
Finally there is mom, Sheryl 
(Toni Collette). Her role in the 
film is the one who tries to keep 
all of the family together. 



during the beginning of the movie 
and gives details about each 
character. The movie does not 
go into a phony family lifestyle, 
but rather gives the viewer a 
sense of realism, of how a typical 
family operates, on a daily basis. 
Each of the character's personal- 
ity feeds off one another and the 
characters have their own prob- 
lems that sometimes collide with 
each other. 



"The family encounters 
some interesting obstacles 
involving porn, cops, rever- 
sion problems, and even 
death." 

Jessica Hariman 



The entire family piles into 
the broken down Volkswagen 
bus for a cross country adven- 
ture and Olive is thrilled to be 
a contestant in th Little Miss 
sunshine pageant. She is not 
the tyical beauty queen but her 
innocense give the audience hope 



their way to the pageant the fam- 
ily encounters some interesting 
obstacles involving porn, cops, 
reversion problems, and even 
death. Even though Olive and 
her family have problems that 
keep her from competing in the 
pageant, she still has her time to 
shine on stage as she gives her 
unforgettable dance performance 
to the song "Super Freak". 

"The scene of the tiny Jon 
Bonnet Ramsey look-alikes 
parading around for the judges is 
one of the most amusing yet also 
disquieting moments in the film", 
said Jackie K. Cooper www.celeb 
ritywonder.com. 

"Little Miss Sunshine is a 
movie that does not hide behind 
the typical Hollywood fam- 
ily plot. The movie takes prob- 
lems that many, dysfunctional 
American families have and 
shows the strong connection 
they have for one another", said 
Kimberley Panik. 

Interested in seeing this film? 
There are several show times for 
"Little Miss Sunshine" at the 
Mann Nine Marketplace theatres 
located at 255 N. Moorpark Rd, 
Thousand Oaks. Check for times 
by calling the box office; the 
number is (805) 374-9656. 



Campus Quotes 



What are you most look- 
ing forward to this year at 
CLU? 



Krista Planinac, 
2008 

"Going to Italy and 
meeting my future 
ex-husband." 




Julian Solis, 2008 

"Football Games!" 




Jessica Saiy, Dec. 
2006 

"Spending as much 
time as I can with 
my friends who have 
always been there 
for me throughout 
my CLU career" 




Katelyn Kruse, 
2008 

"Meeting new peo- 
ple!" 




UL 



Margaret Nolan, 
2010 

"Being on my own 
and an independent 
lady!" 




Sean McDermott, 
2007 

"Graduation!" 





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September 20, 2006 



The Echo 5 



Alumni profile: former student crowned Miss California 




By Ashley Barondess 

Staff Writer 

Among the 51 bright young 
women competing for the title 



Photo courtesy of www.HlssCallfornia.org 
of Miss America 2007 is one of 
California Lutheran' University's 
own, Jacquelynne Fontaine. 
On July 1, 2006, 23-year-old 
Fontaine was crowned Miss 



California. 

Her talent, poise and person- 
ality won her the title of Miss 
Ventura County 2004, and later 
Miss Santa Barbara County 
2006. 

Fontaine, a resident of 
Moorpark, received her degree in 
music from CLU and graduated 
Magna Cum Laude, with depart- 
mental honors in 2004. Heavily 
involved in the music department 
at CLU, Fontaine remembers 
touring England with the choir, 
attending the opera with Dr. 
Daniel Geeting's class, and hav- 
ing religious conversations with 
Dr. Jarvis Streeter. 

"CLU gave me the spiri- 
tual perspective that I needed," 
Fontaine said, "When God is the 
center of your life, nothing can 
shake you." 

With lead roles in "Candid," 
"Antigone," "A Funny Thing 
Happened on the Way to the 
Forum," "Biood Wedding" and 
many more, Fontaine nourished 
her talents at CLU, and is now 
the conductor of a children's 
choir while juggling her many 
tasks as Miss California. 

As soon she won the title, she 
was swept up in a whirlwind ol 
events that would send her to 
participate in numerous speaking 
events at schools all through- 
out the state. Her platform is 



"Diabetes Awareness." 

Victor Fontaine, Jacquelynne 's 
father, was recently diagnosed 
with type II diabetes. Unaware he 
had the disease, Victor suffered a 
stroke the night of the pageant, 
unbeknownst to Jacquelynne. It 
was not until after the pageant, 
that the newly crowned Miss 
California was informed of her 
dad's condition. 

Fontaine's platform was origi- 
nally music education, however 
after these series of events she 
decided to use the power of the 
crown to educate others on dia- 
betes awareness. 

In preparation for Miss 
America, Fontaine has been 
busy with speech coaches, fitness 
trainers, stylists and make up art- 
ists, all teaching her skills and 
grooming her for success. 

"A lot lies ahead for her 
this year; it's all very exciting," 
Donna Fontaine, Jacuelynne's 
mother, said. Mrs. Fontaine was 
a beauty queen herself, holding 
the title of Miss Fresno 1964. 

"She used to sing to me when 
I was little" Jacquelynne remi- 
nisced. 

Like her daughter, Mrs. 
Fontaine was also a student of 
CLU, where she received her 
teaching credentials. 

The 2007 Miss America pag- 
eant will be held at the Aladdin 



Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, 
and will air live on January 29. 
Fontaine will be performing an 
aria entitled "Vissi d'arte" from 
Puccini's Tosca. 

Local pageant commit- 
tee members hope to hear 
Jacquelynne's name called when 
they announce the next Miss 
America. 

"Whether or not she comes 
home with the crown, she is still 
a winner," said Sandy Bryan, 
executive director of the Ventura 
County Scholarship Association. 
"Whoever embarks upon this 
journey is already winner. Every 
contestant grows so much from 
being involved in this program." 

The Ventura County 
Scholarship Association would 
like to invite any young woman, 
ages 17-24, to participate in this 
program. 

If you would like to compete 
for the title of Miss Ventura 
County or Miss Santa Barbara 
County 2007 you can attend 
any or all of their workshops 
held every Monday at 7 p.m. 
at Moorpark High School. The 
dress rehearsal will be staged 
Friday, Oct. 20, and the final 
competition will be Sat., Oct 
21. For more information please 
contact Executive Director Sandy 
Bryan, at (805) 529-1078. 



J.D. Power and Associates has breakfast with CLU 



By Melissa Healy 



Staff Writer 

Declining customer satisfac- 
tion was the topic during this 
installment of the Corporate 
Leaders Breakfast series, held 
Thursday at the new Lundring 
Events Center on the North Side 
of Campus at California Lutheran 
University. Business leaders from 
J.D. Power and Associates spoke 
about the history of the company, 
their knowledge of customer sat- 
isfaction, as well as their book 
entitled "Satisfaction," in which 
they emphasize the relationship 
between customer satisfaction 
and business profitability. 

This invite-only event includ- 
ed James D. Power IV, Executive 



Vice President of J.D. Power and 
Associates, and Chris Denove, 
Vice President and partner of 
J.D. Power and Associates. They 
spoke to an audience of about 80 
corporate leaders from through 
out the community. The invite- 
only event, sponsored by Merrill 
Lynch. It began with breakfast 
and socializing among guests. 
At approximately 8:00 a.m. the 
event's first speaker took the 
podium. The event lasted until 
about 9:15 a.m. 

Mr. Power, who spoke first at 
the event, is the Secretary for the 
CLU Board of Regents. Power 
started by saying that he can 
appreciate what CLU has pre- 
pared the graduates for and told 
guests that CLU graduates will be 
an asset to the workforce. 



Power continued by discuss- 
ing the modest beginnings of 
J.D. Power and Associates. The 
business was founded in 1968 
by Power's father, J.D. Power 
III, and was operated from their 
home. The business quickly 
expanded and moved to Wilshire 
Blvd. in Los Angeles. Today J.D. 
Power and Associates is com- 
monly recognized as a leader in 
consumer ratings and research. 
They conduct independent sur- 
veys and publish ratings for auto- 
mobiles, boats, electronics and 
other popular consumer goods. 

Power summarized the impor- 
tance of the business, and stressed 
that "the whole point is we were 
making a difference." He further 
stated that in his industry, "truth 
matters" to the consumer, 



Denove followed Power and 
lead the second part of the pre- 
sentation, aided by PowerPoint 
slides that assisted in outlining 
both speakers' points. 

"The level of customer satis- 
faction has gone down," Denove 
said. "Why does there seem to 
be this kind of decline?" Denove 
asked. 

He concluded that "compa- 
nies are unable to see the link" 
between customer satisfaction 
and their bottom line. 

However, some local busi- 
nesses have used customer satis- 
faction as a' method to gain a high 
degree of accomplishment, within 
their industry. Chris Denove gave 
an example of the advantages of 
high customer satisfaction, from 
their book, "Satisfaction". 



"Mike Diamond Plumbing 
has used customer satisfaction 
as a key measurement in gaining 
success within their industry," 
Devore said. Instead of empha- 
sizing just their services, Denove 
added that they [Mike Diamond 
Plumbing] have focused on char- 
acteristics that their customers 
desire, such as cleanliness. 

According to Denove, the 
solution to the customer satis- 
faction issue for businesses and 
manufacturers should be mak- 
ing a memorable experience for 
every customer. 

The next Corporate Leaders 
Breakfast is scheduled for Nov. 
1 7, in which Paul Orfalea, 
Kinko's founder, will be present- 
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One's first step in wisdom is to question every- 
thing - and one's last is to come to terms with 
everything. 

-Georg Christoph Lichtenburg (1742- 

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September 20, 2006 



Internships a great tool for undergrads 




with "such a motivated and tal- age every student to explore 
ented editing and writing staff. internship opportunities. Many 



By Kelly Barnett 



Editor in Chief 

Welcome to the 2006-2007 
academic year and Volume 48 
Issue 1 of The Echo. I am excit- 
ed to be editor in chief and work 



After having an internship 
position over the past summer 
months, I came to realize how 
fortunate 1 am that our university 
requires communications majors 
to have an internship. 

Not only do internships allow 
hands-on experience in a field in 
which one might eventually 
obtain a career, they also help 
one figure out his/her strengths 
and weaknesses in the working 
world. 

Internships are great resume 
and portfolio builders. They also 
allow one to learn what area and 
industry fits his/her personal 
preferences and style. 

Though they are not required 
for all majors, I would encour- 



are paid and are a good excuse 
to figure out what one wants, or 
does not want, to do while earn- 
ing some money. Internships 
also often lead to full-time jobs 
or allow one to make contacts 
necessary to obtain a full-time 
job with a different company or 
in a different industry. 

Cliche as it may sound; I 
believe that confidence is a 
necessity when finding a job. 
My experience as an intern has 
certainly given me an edge in 
the respect that I have the con- 
fidence necessary to know that I 
would be an asset to a company. 
Saying this in an interview and 
actually believing it are not the 
same, and employers will be 



able to tell the difference. 



"Not only do internships 
help in the realm of the 
working world, they help 
in the classroom as well. 
Being able to apply course 
concepts to projects, re- 
ports, or studies one has 
completed in an internship 
make text material much 
more interesting." 



Not only do internships help 
in the realm of the working 
world, they help in the class- 



room as well. Being able to 
apply course concepts to proj- 
ects, reports or studies one has 
completed in an internship make 
text material much more inter- 
esting. It is easier to understand 
a concept when it is applicable to 
a real-life situation. 

This year in The Echo, read- 
ers can find a weekly alumni 
profile in the Features Section. 
By teaming up with the Alumni 
Relations Office, our hope is 
that students will utilize the 
alumni contacts we provide and 
conduct proactive networking. 
I encourage students to contact 
any alumni profiled in The 
Echo regarding internship or 
job opportunities, as well as any 
questions about the industry in 
which the alumni is involved. 



Bush's Se pt. 1 1 speech disrespectful to victims 

~5^KZ 1 wis just that; a touching trflmte four minutes into his address, Vice President Dick Cheney Despite these glaring facts, the 




Staff Writer 

On September 11, 2006, five 
years after the horrific attacks on 
the World Trade Center and the 
Pentagon, President George W. 
Bush issued what was supposed 
to be a "memorial" speech on 
national television. 



! just that; a touching 
to the heroic to those who died 



"It is both disturbing and 
sad that the President 
would use the nation's 
deeply emotional and per- 
sonal feelings about Sept. 
I I for personal gain." 



Chris McGuinness 



and to the families of the brave 
firefighters, police officers, and 
other public servicemen and 
women who perished that day. 



into his address, 
President Bush began to speak 
about the ongoing war in Iraq, 
effectively turning the memorial 
into a cheap campaign commer- 
cial to boost the war's dismal 
numbers in the polls. 

I am both upset and disap- 
pointed that our president would 
use the tragic events of Sept. 1 1 
to attempt to salvage support for 
his failing Iraq policy. The truth 
is, and we have known this for 
some time now, that deposed 
Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, 
had absolutely no relationship 
with Al Qaeda, Osama Bin 
Laden, and had no part whatso- 
ever in the attack on the Twin 
Towers five years ago. 



Ice President Dick Cheney 
finally admitted this fact on 
"Meet the Press" with Tim 
Russert; the President repeated it 
in his speech as well. 

"I'm often asked why we are 
in Iraq when Saddam Hussein 
was not responsible for the 9/11 
attacks," Bush said in his speech 
that Monday night. "The answer 
is that the regime posed a clear 
threat." 

What President Bush did not 
mention is that the regime never 
posed a "clear threat" to the 
United Sates. Today, no evidence 
has been found that Saddam ever 
had nuclear or biological weap- 
ons of any kind since he was 
disarmed after the first Gulf War. 



Despite these glaring facts, the 
President continued to push on 
with his justification for the war 
in his speech. 

In the end, it is both disturbing 
and sad that the President would 
use the nation's deeply emotional 
and personal feelings about Sept. 
1 1 for political gain. To do this 
in a memorial speech, no less, is 
nothing short of disrespectful and 
insensitive to victims and their 
families. 

The events of Sept. 11 
should serve as a reminder to all 
Americans of our heroes' sacri- 
fices and the spirit of our citizens, 
and not as an opportunity to play 
politics. 



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Kingsmen rally to win 



By Max Anderson 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University football team over- 
came a 10 point halftime deficit 
Saturday to defeat the Willamette 
University Bearcats 26-16 at 
Mt. Clef "Stadium. Sophomore 
kicker Connor Pearce showcased 
his clutch-kicking skills for the 
Kingsmen and freshman tight end 
Greg Lehman recorded his first 
touchdown catch, as the team ral- 
lied to overcome a flat first half 
performance and improve their 
record to 2-0 on the season. 

The Kingsmen jumped out 
to an early 3-0 lead, capping off 
the first drive with a field goal by 
Pearce. The lead didn't last long, 
though, as Willamette responded 
in the second quarter with a 
touchdown pass from quarter- 
back Kevin Whipps to receiver 
Ryan Hernandez. 

CLU answered with a 25-yard 
field goal on the ensuing drive, 
but the offense struggled for 
the remainder of the half. The 
defense struggled as well, allow- 
ing two scoring drives in the last 
three minutes. 

The Kingsmen found them- 
selves down 16-6 as they headed 
to the locker room. 

"We weren't executing," 
Head Coach Scott Squires said. 
"Plus we committed stupid penal- 
ties that allowed them to continue 
drives and score -points." 

Fortunately for Kingsmen 
fans, their team showed new life 
in the third quarter. Another field 
goal by Pearce and a 26-yard 
touchdown strike from sopho- 
more quarterback Danny Jones to 
freshman tight end Greg Lehman 
put CLU back in the game. ■ 

It was Lehman-'s first 
appearance at tight end for the 
Kingsmen and he made the most 
of his debut, catching CLU's only 
touchdown pass of the game on 
a crucial fourth down play late in 
the third quarter. 

"I didn't think 1 was going to 
catch it at first," Lehman said. "I 
kind of fell down and I thought 
the defender would knock the 
ball away." 

Only a few freshmen will see 
the field for the Kingsmen this 
year, and Lehman is glad to be 
one of them." 

"(The touchdown] was defi- 
nitely a confidence booster," he 
said, "It's hard to play young out 
there." 

Lehman's athletic grab gave 
the offense the momentum it 
needed to finish out the game, 
but it was the Kingsmen defense 
that took the fight out of the 
Bearcats, shutting them out in the 
second half. 

Their success was largely 
due to quarterback pressure, as 
Whipps took hit after hit from 
CLU defenders. Sophomore 




KINGSMEN RALLY FOR LATE WIN — Junior running back 
Jose Rojas rushes in for a touchdown late in the fourth 
quarter against Willamette. The Kingsmen came erased a 
ten point deficit in the second half to win 26-16. 



linebacker Jason Jenkins had a 
pair of sacks while senior cor- 
nerback Tim Stevens and junior 
linebacker Chase King each 
added one. 

Connor Pearce 's fourth field 
goal of the game gave CLU 
a three point lead with 8:54 
remaining in the fourth quarter. 
Junior running back Jose Rojas 
put the exclamation point on the 
win with a 1 9-yard touchdown 
run in the closing minute. 

"We wanted to start strong 
but we didn't do that in the first 
half," Kingsmen quarterback 
Danny Jones said. 

"At halftime we wanted to 
regroup, come out and finish 
strong, and we did." 

Jones turned in a solid perfor- 
mance, finishing 13-23 for 193 



yards with one touchdown and no 
interceptions. He also had several 
long scrambles that were key to 
keeping Kingsmen drives alive. 
He showed impressive decision- 
making skills and looked very 
comfortable in the second game 
of his third year at the helm of the 
Kingsmen offense. 

"[Jones] struggled a little bit 
last week," said Squires, "But 
he took a positive step forward 
today. He's an all conference 
caliber player and one of the best 
[Division III] quarterbacks in the 
country and it shows." 

The Kingsmen hope to keep 
their win streak alive as they 
begin conference play next week, 
facing La Verne on Saturday, 
Sept. 30. Kickoff is at Ipm at Mt. 
Clef stadium. 



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PAYDIRT — Freshman Greg Lehman caught his first 
touchdown as a Kingsmen on a 26-yard scoring strike. 
The Kingsmen rallied from behind to win, outscoring the 
Bearcats 20-0 in the second half. 



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2006 

Football Schedule: 



Sept. 9 - PLU(W 17-14) 
Sept. 16 - Willamette (W 26-16) 
Sept. 30 - La Verne 
Oct. 7 - Whittier 
Oct. 14-Claremont 
Oct. 21 - Chapman* 
Oct. 28 - Occidental 
Nov. 4 - Pomona-Pitzer 
Nov. 11 - Redlands 

Note: 

Home Games in bold 

SCIAC play begins Sept. 30 

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September 20, 2006 



Water Polo looks to impress at tournament 



By Trent Heehs 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University men's water polo 
team officially has their season 
under way. The team started the 
season on Sept. 8 against Perm 
State Behrend where they post- 
ed a 16-10 victory. This was 
a great start for the Kingsmen 
program who, just two seasons 
ago, did not record a single vic- 
tory. 

Freshman Brian Condron 
was instrumental in this vic- 
tory by scoring three goals 
in the win. Goalie Quinten 
Beckmann was also huge with 
10 saves for the Kingsmen. 
Despite four consecutive losses 
following their first win, the 

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team is remaining positive for 
the upcoming season. 

Head Coach Craig Rond, 
entering his fourth season, will 
have to find a way to lead his 
young team to victories in their 
upcoming battles. 

Coach Rond, the first water 
polo coach in CLU history, is 
respected among his players. 

"I love the coaching staff, 
they're great," freshman Cole 
Olmon said. 

CLU will have the core of 
their team returning to the pool. 
Junior Scott Bredesen, who led 
the team in goals last season 
and senior Jared Clark who led 
the team in shooting percentage 
are two veteran players the team 
will be counting on. 




BLOCKED — Kingsmen goalie Quinten Beckmann stops a 
shot at the Inland Empire Tournament. 



The team is also very excited 
about the new additions. 

"We have great freshman 
who can put the ball away and 
they add a lot of life to the 
team," senior Jared Clark said. 

Freshman like he 6 foot 4 
inch Olmon has come to realize 
the difference between playing 
in high school and playing at 
the collegiate level. 

"I am excited to play a high- 
er level of water polo this year," 
Olmon said. "The game is faster 
and much more physical." 

It will take the experienced 
players to help freshman like 
Olmon become acclimated to 
this different style of play and 
help them mature as players. 

The team will need this 
maturity to have a chance at 
a SCIAC championship this 
year. In less than a month, the 
Kingsmen begin their SCIAC 
battle when they face the 
2005 SCIAC champions, the 
University of Redlands. Team 
Captain Cody Shirk feels that 
the Kingsmen have a great 
chance at finishing second 
in the conference this season 
and is looking forward to the 
upcoming games. 

"Pomona-Pitzer and La 
Verne are the two games we 
are most looking forward to," 
Shirk said. 




Photograph by Justin Campbell 

HE SHOOTS — Junior driver Kelby Tursick takes a shot 
on goal at the Inland Empire Tournament. 



"If we can win those games 
we have a shot at second place 
in the conference." 

Before the Kingsmen can 
worry about those upcoming 
matches, they must focus their 
attention on the approaching 
game on Sept. 23 in the UC 



Santa Cruz tournament. 

The first match will be 
against 2004 SCIAC champions 
Whittier College. With almost 
half of the players from that 
championship team returning, 
this should be a great test for 
the Kingsmen. 



Volleyball back in action under new coach 



By Precious Wheal 

Staff Writer 

The 2006 season for the 
California Lutheran University 
women's volleyball team is 
officially under way. The team, 
who began the season ranked 16 
in Division III, has a number of 
players returning from last year's 
squad and will be playing under 
new Head Coach, Kellie Roesel. 

Roesel has a great history of 
coaching both men and women's 
volleyball at the high school and 
collegiate level. Since 1999, she 
was an assistant coach for the men 
and women's volleyball teams at 
Moorpark College. Coach Roesel 
helped 20 of her previous players 
reach the next level of volleyball. 
She helped the program earn a 
top five ranking from 2000 to 
2003 and more importantly, saw 
95 percent of her players receive 
an Associates Degree. 

Roesel and the team opened 
their 2006 campaign with two 
difficult losses on Sept. 9 againsl 
Vanguard and CSU East Bay. 
Although the team came out on 
the losing end of both efforts, 
they believe they learned a lot 
aboul what it takes to earn a win. 

"The games gave us a chance 





SERVE IT UP 
College. 



Photograph by Tracy Maple 

Senior Mo Coverdale had match-high 32 kills in a 3-2 win over Master's 



to have to work hard for a win," 
sophomore Ashley Oddo said. "It 
was a learning experience in that 
it helped us come together as a 
team to see what works and what 
doesn't." 



Their most recent match 
was at Masters College in Santa 
Clarita Sept. 14. Teammates Mo 
Coverdale and Summer Plante- 
Newman lead the team lo a 3-2 
win against the Lady Mustangs. 



The girls are becoming accus- 
tomed to the new season. 

"Our last couple of games 
went pretty well. 1 think that we 
all worked together, and we were 
really just trying to get used to 



everything," freshman Britney 
Pasquier said. "Coach Roesel is 
awesome. She worked us the first 
couple of weeks and she let us 
know exactly what she expects 
and I am sure that we can give 
it to her." 

CLU brings back ten mem- 
bers of last year's SCIAC cham- 
pionship team. Some returning 
players are Mo Coverdale, the 
2005 SCIAC player of the year, 
Summer Plante-Newman, the 
2005 SCIAC freshman of the 
year and Bailey Surratt, who 
averaged almost 1 2 assists a 
game last year. 

With the new Gilbert Sports 
and Fitness Center opening, the 
girls are excited to be playing 
games in a more spacious envi- 
ronment that can hold more fans. 

"I think that it is so important 
to really fill up the stands this 
year in our new gym," sopho- 
more Summer Plante-Newman 
said. "It seems like we really step 
it up when we have a lot of crazy 
CLU fans in the crowd." 

CLU will make history on 
Sept. 19 when they host Whittier 
in the first ever event at the brand 
new Gilbert Arena. 



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September 27, 2006 



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News- 



Does CLU have 
problem with hazing? 
See page 3. 



Sports- 



Women's Volleyball 
opens SCIAC play. 
See page 10. 



Features- 



Club profile. ..inside the 
adventure club. 
See page 7. 



Opinion- 



Obesity children is a 
huge problem. 
See page 9. 



Counseling in new building 



By Kara Corliss 

Staff Writer 

Counseling Services at 
California Lutheran University 
are starting the school year with 
a new facility. 

The Director of Student 
Counseling Services, Dr. Alan 
Goodwin, is excited about the 
new facility and the additional 
changes made to Counseling 
Services. 

According to Goodwin, CLU 
staff members were involved in 
the design of the new building, 
including previous Director of 
Counseling Services Robert 
Kemmerling, Dean of Students 
Bill Rosser and Provost Dr. 
Leanne Neilson. 

Ronaye Calvert, a pre- 
doctoral intern at the Counseling 
Center and CLU Alumna, said 
the new building has helped with 
the availability for seeing clients. 

"We have many more rooms 
here, and with more space we are 
not restricted to other counselor's 
schedules," Calvert said. 

Although Calvert did not 
work in the previous Counseling 
Services facility, she did recall 
the office not having enough 
rooms. 

"The heart of the change 
is in the counseling services," 
Goodwin said. "We now 
have two counseling units, 
Student Counseling Services 
and Community Counseling 
Services." 

The Student Counseling 
Services has four pre-Doctoral 
interns and one post-Doctorate 
Fellow who offer their services 
to the students. 

Goodwin said it is important 
for CLU students to feel 
welcomed and comfortable at 




The new counseling building 

the Student Counseling Services 
office. 

"It is normal and healthy to 
experience emotional difficulties, 
and for those difficulties to have 
an impact on your academic life, 
your friendships and the way you 
function. " Goodwin said. 

According to Goodwin, 
Student Counseling Services 
focuses on ways to help students 
cope and solve issues. 

"A lot of people are afraid 
to go to counseling," he said. "I 
think they are afraid they will 
find things they won't be able to 
heal, but the counseling services 
are about finding how to heal." 

Cajvert also said she 
recognizes the possible fear 
many may have about attending 
a counseling center. 

"The most important 
misconception is that people 
believe they are here at the 
counseling center for someone 
to tell them what's wrong with 
them," Cajvert said. 

Dr. Chris Christian, Director 
of Community Counseling 



is located on Pioneer Street in 

Services, stated the community 
unit of the Counseling Services 
focuses on the community 
outside of CLU. 

According to Christian, 
Community Counseling Services' 
Marriage and Family Therapists 
(MFf) program aotfers various 
sessions aimed at treating 
families, couples and children, 
particularly those who are unable 
to afford services elsewhere. 

"There may be friends of 
students, who aren't affiliated 
with CLU that could come to 
an affordable center to receive 
our services," Christian said. 
"We don't let cost be a barrier to 
receiving services." 

Christian said many people 
who live in the area are probably 
unaware of the affordable 
services available in their own 
town. People in the community 
do not have to travel far to 
receive service at a cost they can 
afford. 

According to Goodwin. CLU 
Counseling Services is also 
working on is a Web site for 



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the middle of campus. 

students. 

"We're working on the Web 
site all the time," Goodwin said. 
"The site will be another source 
for students to turn to." 

Goodwin also stated that the 
Web site will give students, the 
option to contact the Counseling 
Services in private. 

Calvert stated the Counseling 
Services offers a various range of 
help to clients. 

"The Counseling Services 
is really a varied group. We all 
come from different backgrounds 
and experiences with open 
minds," Calvert said. "It's a great 
thing to offer, we are as diverse 
as the community." 

Goodwin stated that students 
can contact the Counseling 
Services with any questions or 
concerns. 

Crisis Counseling Services 
welcomes walk-in clients 
Monday through Friday, from 10 
a.m. to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. 

Students are also welcome to 
contact Goodwin via E-mail, at 
agoodwin@clunet.edu 



Alumni program promotes networking 



By Wes Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University's Alumni Relations 
Office recently created a program 
called Supper for Six, which aims 
to match local alumni and a small 
group of current CLU students 
so that they can get together for 
a home-cooked meal and enjoy 
each other's conversation. 

"We would match small 
groups of students who share 
similar interests," said Nicole 
Hackbarth, assistant director of 
Alumni Relations. 

"Students will be matched 
with alumni based on their 
involvements at CLU, their 
major or with alumni that have 



gone into their field of interest.' 

While this program is new 
to the CLU community, and no 
dinners have yet taken place, 
several CLU students expressed 
an interest in participating. 

"I think it is a great opportunity 
to get connected with alumni, 
especially people who were 
interested in the same things that 
you are," junior Stefanie Lucas 
said. "I would like to learn more 
about CLU traditions and about 
the opportunities CLU graduates 
have come into contact with 
since they graduated." 

Lucas, the ASCLU Senate 
Director, has signed up the 
ASCLU Executive Cabinet, to 
participate in the program. 

She said that they were hoping 



to be matched with alumni that 
have been part a of ASCLU 
during their time at CLU. 

"I think that [the Supper for 
Six program] is a great idea 
because it connects students with 
alumni in the area that want to 
give back to CLU," senior Jessica 
Saly said. "The program also 
provides students with a hot meal 
and connections in the local work 
force, which could be invaluable 
for seniors looking for jobs." 

Students can sign up for 
Supper for Six as a group, or 
they can sign up individually to 
be put into a group by the Alumni 
Relations Office. 

"I hope that I would be able 
to gain networking advantages 
and career insight though former 



students of the university who 
are now in professional careers," 
senior Philip Galvan said. 

The dinners will be ongoing 
through the year, and will be 
arranged by alumni and student 
availability. 

"The dinners are just a 
casual evening where students 
and alumni can share stories 
about CLU's past and present," 
Hackbarth said. 

Hackbarth hopes that the 
students and alumni can connect 
and create relationships and 
networking opportunities. 

"If the relationships 
continued, that would be 
wonderful, but I think that even a 
one time dinner can be beneficial 
as well," Hackbarth said. 



■News 



September 27, 2006 



The Echo 2 



Sports hazing does not go unpunished at CLU 



j Clair Tennev 

Staff Writer 

Men's water polo is facing 
disciplinary actions as a result 
of recent hazing practices, and 
men's and women's soccer also 
face punishment regarding a 
freshman's alcohol poisoning. 

Three weeks ago, mem- 
bers of the California Lutheran 
University's men's soccer team 
hosted a gathering consisting of 
men and women soccer players 
and students at an off-campus 
house. Alcohol was in possession 
of some students at the time. 

After arriving back on cam- 
pus, a freshman Regal soccer 
player became sick with alcohol 
poisoning and hospital interven- 
tion was required. The victim 
reported that she had attended 
the soccer gathering with a resi- 
dent assistant. The residents of 
the house were therefore held 
responsible. 

"This was not initiation or 
hazing," Jordan Kirkman junior- 
women's soccer player said. 
"And it's not just sports teams." 

Three women players were 
suspended from the game after 
the incident. One was a fresh- 
man, the other two were upper- 
classmen who took responsibility 



for the events. 

"I thought it was very honor- 
able of them," Kirkman said. "We 
all have a new level of respect for 
each other; it has really brought 
us closer as a team." 

On the men's soccer team, 
four players and the hosts of the 
gathering were also suspended for 
one game and have been asked to 
complete community service. 

"We have definitely learned 
our lesson from this," an anony- 
mous source said. 

Men's water polo was caught 
and charged with hazing after 
CLU staff found pictures on 
Facebook, displaying the inci- 
dents of the night. Facebook 
is an online forum for college 
students. 

"What specifically makes our 
case hazing is that it was geared 
towards freshmen," said Kelby 
Tursick, senior men's water polo 
player. "But you didn't have to 
show up if you didn't want to." 

In fact, only three out of the 
four freshman players were pres- 
ent. 

"We looked at it as initiation 
and not hazing," Tursick said. 

CLU saw it as a lot more than 
that. The entire men's water polo 
team, even those members not 
involved in the hazing incident, is 



being made to research three dif- 
ferent case reports on hazing and 
write a research paper on what 
they have found. The team will 
also be setting up a table during 
the week of Sept. 25-29 in honor 
of National Hazing Prevention 
Week. 

"We will pass out brochures, 
tell people about what we have 
learned and bring attention to the 
effects of hazing," Tursick said. 

Members of the water polo 
team are wearing green wrist- 
bands supporting The Gordie 
Foundation, which brings aware- 
ness to hazing, for the remainder 
of the season. 

"I have learned that you don't 
need to haze freshmen to gain 
respect," Tursick said. 

"This has really put every- 
thing into perspective," Kirkman 
said, "I hope that CLU students 
can learn from this." 

Student Life is pushing hard 
on sports teams that are holding 
parties. Some CLU team mem- 
bers believe that CLU is monitor- 
ing the teams too carefully. 

"We are being held to a 
certain standard," said a team 
member who asked for anonym- 
ity. "We may be looked at more 
carefully because we are on a 
CLU team, but we just want to be 



college kids." 

The men's soccer team has 
made a decision together that 
they will no longer be hosting 
gatherings for CLU students. 

Studies show alcohol poison- 
ing is a serious issue around col- 
lege campuses. 

Alcohol poisoning occurs 
when the body absorbs too much 
alcohol causing the areas in the 
brain that control consciousness, 
respiration and heart rate to shut 
down, which may lead to a coma, 
or ultimately, death. 

Trie following symptoms have 
been identified by The Gordie 
Foundation as an alcohol over- 
dose reaction: vomiting, passing 
out, difficult awakening and slow, 
shallow breath. 

Both soccer teams and men's 
water polo members have said 
that this has been a positive expe- 
rience for their team. 

"It has really brought us 
closer because we have had to go 
through it together," Tursick said. 
"This is the closest group of girls 
I have been a part of since being 
a member of this team." Kirkman 
said, "And it will show in our 
games." 

To learn more about the 
effects of hazing visit: 

www.thegordiefoundation.org 



Students balance entreprenurial goals and studies 



By Peter Burgwald 

Staff Writer 

The entrepreneurial mindset 
and the overall desire to venture 
into small business ownership is 
a slow trend that is beginning to 
develop at California Lutheran 
University and other universities 
around the country. 

"There is no question that 
this sort of experience would be 
beneficial to a student, but you 
have to be very careful," said 
Ronald Minnehan, adjunct pro- 
fessor at CLU. "It would be very 
easy to put too much emphasis 
on work rather than studies." 



The CLU School of Business 
put real emphasis on the entre- 
preneurial approach in the last 
few years. 

Minnehan teaches a course 
on "Growing a Small Business," 
and has a number of students 
contact him with regard to 
putting together their business 
plans or expanding their already 
owned businesses. 

Minnehan said he has seen 
a growing interest in entrepre- 
neurship among many students 
at CLU, and other universities. 

"During the day, I know I 
have to focus on school," April 



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Castelo, a second-year grad stu- 
dent at The California Institute 
of the Arts said. 

According to Castelo, it is 
only when she gets home in the 
evening that she can focus on 
her business, which is what she 
ultimately wants to do. 

She is still in the process 
of incorporating her business, 
Isabella Bee Design, a hand- 
made jewelry design company. 

She is very optimistic for its 
future. 

"It's hard to focus on doing 
schoolwork or work for my 
other part-time job when you 
know your potential is so much 
higher," Castelo said. "You 
almost feel like you are selling 
yourself short." 

On average, she gets four or 
five hours of sleep a night due 
to balancing her business and 
schoolwork. 

For other college students, 
however, business ownership is 
still a goal yet to be reached. 

"Starting my own business 
has been on my mind for a while 
now," senior Jennifer Main said. 
She is looking into launching her 
own independent photography 
business. 

'The only thing holding me 
back is whether or not I can 
handle the work load right now." 
Main said. 



As a student with a double 
major and a work study job on 
campus, Main said she finds 
the prospect of owning her own 
business while still in school 
challenging yet exciting. 



"I would say the entre- 
preneurial spirit so far has 
been very industrious and 
knowledgeable among stu- 
dents and is slowly gaining 
momentum," Minnehan 
said. 

Ronald Minneham 



According to a study done by 
the Gallup Organization in 1997, 
seven out of 10 high school stu- 
dents said they wanted to start 
their own business. 

"All of the opportunities are 
right here in front of me and life 
is short. Who knows where I'd 
be in five years," Castelo said. 

She said that she made the 
decision to start her own busi- 
ness when she realized that her 
talents were being used to make 
someone else money rather than 
herself. 

Minnehan believes that one 



can never get enough education 
first. 

He also thinks that there is 
nothing better than the on-the- 
job training you get while man- 
aging a business. 

"Something a student, who 
wants to do this sort of thing, 
needs to think about is how 
much you split your resources 
and energy between the two dif- 
ferent arenas of interest, not to 
mention the legal costs," Castelo 
said. 

Incorporating a business can 
cost anywhere between $375 
and $450. 

"I would say the entrepre- 
neurial spirit so far has been very 
industrious and knowledgeable 
among students, and is slowly 
gaining momentum," Minnehan 
said. 

One of the students in 
Minnehan 's "Growing a Small 
Business" course, senior Emily 
Melander, is already a business 
partner with another CLU senior, 
Sara Vausbinder. Together they 
own and operate their business 
Nine 12 Records. 

"Growing your own business 
while still getting an educa- 
tion requires a lot of sacrifice," 
Castelo said, "and you come to 
understand there's no such thing 
as real business talent, just sacri- 
fice and coffee." 



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September 27, 2006 



The Echo 3 




Resident Upperclassmen 
residents at California Lutheran 
University have turned to off- 
campus housing due to over- 
crowding in dormatories. 

More students were admit- 
ted to CLU this fall semester 
than our university housing is 
able to accommodate. 

The Old West housing com- 
plex is at capacity with five 
people to a suite and 1 4 students 
are housed by the university in 
apartments off-campus. 

"I'm put in the Knolls apart- 
ments because there was no 
on-campus housing available," 
said William Santangelo, a 
sophmore finance major, said. 

Although the student 
to square ft. ratio is better 



"Based on the history of 
our fall-to-spring housing 
trends, I see no reason why 
we shouldn't have room for 
our off-campus students 
to move on-campus in the 
spring," Naginey said. 



Students non accommodated on campus are being housed 
Marshall, All McCallum, Kelli Dryden. 

of her choice. 



Photograph by Jmtin Campbell 

in off-campus apartments. Pictured From left to right, Molly 



Angela Naginey 



Santangelo would still rather be 
on campus. 

"It's annoying to not be on 
campus because you have to 
plan a half hour ahead all the 
time," Santangelo said. 

At the beginning of fall 
semester CLU housed 32 stu- 
dents off-campus in the Knolls 
apartments, the majority of 
whom were transfer students. 



That number has dropped to 14 
as students are placed in resi- 
dence halls as soon as openings 
become available. 

Each year Angela Naginey 
the Director of Residence Life, 
selects a residence hall complex 
whose suite capacity is set at 
five residents instead of four. 

This year, that complex is 
Old West, which includes the 
halls Conejo, Rasmussen, Janss 
and Afton. 

Kiera Himsl, a sopho- 
more transfer student and 
political science major, lives in 
Rasmussen. 

She does not mind that her 
bed is in her suite's front room 
which is in fact, the placement 



"I think five people is a lot 
of people to have in one area, 
especially all girls," Himsl 
said. 

She was originally set to live 
in the Knolls, but got placed in a 
residence hall when an opening 
came available on the first day 
of upperclassmen move-in. 

In the midst of the upper- 
classmen housing space crunch, 
there are unfilled spaces in 
freshmen residence halls, but 
the issue with mixing upper- 
classmen and underclassmen is 
a matter of philosophy. 

"We don't have dorms, we 
have residence halls. Beds 
aren't just beds here, I'm not 



just housing people, we have 
a residence life program," 
Naginey said. "We believe 
freshmen should be with fresh- 
men." 

Residence Life is looking 
to have all students moved into 
on campus housing by spring 
semester. 

"Based on the history of our 
fall to spring housing trends, I 
see no reason why we shouldn't 
have room for our off-campus 
students to move on-campus in 
the spring," Naginey said. 

This housing situation is 
nothing new at CLU. According 
to Naginey this is not the first 
year that CLU has used off- 
campus housing to accommo- 



date students. 

"It's a good problem to 
have," she said. 

Naginey added that when she 
was an undergraduate student 
at CLU half of Mt. Clef Hall 
was closed, and CLU offered 
discounts to senior students so 
they would live on campus. 

She said that not only is it 
important to accommodate as 
many students as possible to 
ensure they will become a valu- 
able part of the campus commu- 
nity, but the money earned from 
residence halls is used to pay 
for important university costs 
which tuition does not cover. 



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Wednesday 

September 27 

• Morning Prayer 

Chapel, 8 a.m. 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Center for Leadership and 
Values Distinguished Speakers Series 
-Marcos Vargas, PluD. 

Chapel, 4 p.m. 

• Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 
• Martial Arts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7p.m. 

• College Night 

Borderline, 9:30 j 



■ Yoga 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Pilates 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

• L.A.S.O. A Salsa Club -Salsa Night 

Pavillion, 6:30 p.m. 

• The Need 

SUB, 10 p.m. 



Saturday 



Monday 



Friday 



Thursday 




September 

• Arf Exhibition Opei 

- Sculpture by John Storo}ev 

Kwan Fong Gallery, 4 pjn 



September 29 

• Family Weekend -Registration 

SUB. 9:30 a.m. 

• Men 's Water Polo vs. Cat Baptist 
University 

Oaks Christian School, 1 p.m. 

• Yoga 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance A Fitness Studio. 6 p.m. 

• VoRebyall vs. Redlands 

Gym, 7:30 p.m. 

• Club In 

SUB. 9 p.m. 



September 30 

• Priority Deadline for Spring 
Graduation Applications, 

• Last day to apply for December 2006 
Graduation 

• Women's Soccer is Clt 
Scripps 

North Field, 11 a.m. 

• Football vs. La Verne 

Mt. Clef Field. 1 p.m. 

• A Night of Comedy 

Gilbert Arena, 8 p.m. 




October 2 

• Cardio Hip Hop 
t -»»JBance& Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 
m 'Marital Arts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 
Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 pjm. 
Kindred Sisters Bible Study 
Chapel Lounge, 8 p.m. 



Sunday 



October 1 

• Lord of Life Worship Service 
Chapel, 6:15 p.m. 



October 3 

• Resume" Writing Workshop 

Nelson Room, 12p.ru. 

• Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 
•Pilates »■' 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

• Volleyball >» La Verne 

Gym, 7:30 p.m. 




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Students get involved on service day 

Community Service Center sponsors event to give back to the community 



Bv Alex Candia 



Staff Writer 

Twice a year Community 
Service Center sponsors an 
event that should have every- 
one's attention. Service Day. 
Sept. 23, was an excellent 
way for California Lutheran 
University students to give 
back to the community by per- 
forming different service proj- 
ects coordinated by the CSC. 
Students dedicated a few hours 
on Saturday to help out others 
by cleaning, organizing, paint- 
ing and lending a helping hand 
where it was needed. However, 
there were a few setbacks that 
were unexpected but handled in 
a very positive and compassion- 



ate way. 

"We had to be flexible 
because some projects can- 
celled or changed times on us. 
This made us think about what 
our other options were," senior 
Jenn Main said. 

Main helped coordinate 
most of the projects for this 
event through the CSC. 

Gullwings, a childrens 
museum in Oxnard, had a mural 
painted. Manna, a local food 
bank in Thousand Oaks, was 
helped by having volunteers 
sort food. 

Volunteers also cleaned up 
Wildwood Park for a nice day in 
the sun. High-speed Santa Ana 
winds challenged the volunteers 
at Big Al's Food Supply in Simi 



Valley when they were walking 
dogs that were up for adoption. 

Students in Santa Barbara 
volunteered to help set up Boo 
at the Zoo, an annual carnival 
celebrating Halloween at the 
Santa Barbara Zoo. 

Main was very pleased with 
the amount of help and coopera- 
tion everyone showed. 

"A lot of students saw the 
big picture and helped where 
they were needed the most, 
even if they didn't know where 
they were going." 

"I like Service Day 
because it's an amazing oppor- 
tunity for students to get togeth- 
er for a good cause," junior 
Madison Hartstein said. She 
joined the CLU Dance Team at 



the RAIN project in Camarillo. 

The CLU Dance team had 
originally been scheduled to 
do a different project, but when 
plans changed, they showed no 
haste and joined another proj- 
ect. The change also permitted 
them to work with other CLU 
students. 

"It's cool because you get 
to meet new people and work 
together to complete something 
that helps others," Hartstein 
said. 

Senior Liz Cullip assisted 
with something that she's been 
doing for a while. 

"I volunteer at an animal 
shelter at home, so I felt right 
at home helping with dog adop- 
tion on a Saturday afternoon." 



Cullip and four others 
spent their Saturday walking 
and playing with dogs that 
were looking for new homes. 
Helping out doesn't necessarily- 
mean helping people though. 
Many students got the chance 
to help animals and help the 
environment by cleaning up 
parks and the ocean. 

"I play with my dogs at 
home so it wasn't hard for me to 
volunteer to take care of other 
dogs," Cullip said. 

Students who missed the 
opportunity to get involved with 
many of these things will have 
the opportunity for the next ser- 
vice day in March. 



Lust, lies and betrayel in 'The Last Kiss' 

Ru Anriroa Wiknn thize with the characters and Michael meets Kim, a home- Jessica Reaves, from the watch this movie and relate 



By Andrea Wilson 

Staff Writer 

If you enjoy movies that 
have love, lust, lies and betrayal, 
then you will not want to miss 
out on the new drama/romance. 
The Last Kiss, directed by Tony 
Goldwyn. This movie touches 
on real life situations that many 
couples tend to go through. 

It focuses on the good, the 
bad, and the in between. It 
shows the sad side of relation- 
ships that people might face at 
one point in time in their lives. 
It also shows how people are 
able to work through their prob- 
lems, no matter how heartbro- 
ken they feel at the time. 

The movie manages to- 
portrays emotions in quite a 
realistic way. This enables the 
audience to be able to sympa- 



thize with the characters and 
what they are going through in 
the movie. 

The Last Kiss stars Zach 
Braff, who plays Michael. 
Jacinda Barrett as Jenna and 
Rachel Bilson, who plays Kim. 
Michael and Jenna are in a seri- 
ous relationship and are both 
very happy together. 

However, Michael is afraid 
of commitment and is also 
scared of his life becoming too 
planned and without spontane- 
ity. He knows he is in love with 
Jenna. yet he feels that he wants 
to do something spontaneous. 

Meanwhile, Jenna has just 
found out that she is pregnant 
with Michael's baby and this 
scares Michael even more, 
causing his fear of commit- 
ment to get much worse. While 
attending a friend's wedding 



Michael meets Kim, a home- 
wrecker who wants more than 
just a friendship with him. 



This movie touches 
on real life situations 
that many couples 
tend to go through. 



Eventually this turns into a 
crazy love triangle, which ends 
up spinning completely out of 
control. 



Jessica Reaves, from the 
Chicago Tribune, had very posi- 
tive feedback about this movie. 
Reaves said it was "a far better 
movie than one might gather, a 
really nice surprise, in fact." 

The reviews are very mixed, 
yet the majority of them are 
mainly positive remarks about 
the film. Most people did not 
have a lot to say about the 
movie and used words like 
good, nice and average. 

According to Rebecca 
Castaneda, who viewed the 
movie also, said, "I actu- 
ally enjoyed it very much and 
thought it was very realistic, 
well written and I would 
definitely recommend it to 
anyone." 

This film is the type of 
drama that really hits home. 
Many people will be able to 



watch this movie and relate it 
to their own life in one way or 
another. 

Overall, The Last Kiss is 
well written and has very tal- 
ented actors playing the roles. 
They all give really strong 
performances and help make 
this movie very fresh. It is very 
realistic which makes it easy 
to relate to the situations that 
occur in the film. 

According to Hollywood 
Reporter is Michael 

Rechtshaffen, it was, "the first 
smart movie of the fall season." 
Ultimately it is up to you to 
decide if you like this movie. 
You can do that by simply 
checking your local movie 
theater times. Give this movie a 
chance and hopefully, like most 
people, you won't be disap- 
pointed in The Last Kiss. 



New studio is positive addition to fitness center 



By Christina Pngjjan 

Staff Writer 

On the second floor of the 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center is one of the new- 
est editions to the campus of 
California Lutheran University. 
Room 209, also known as the 
Dance Studio/Aerobics Room, 
is highly regarded by students 
of CLU. 

"It is beautiful," Jessica 
Saly, senior said, "We have 
been waiting for a dance room 
for a long time." 

Fitness can now be found 
not only in the new 10,000 
plus square foot Fitness Center, 
but also in the Dance Studio/ 
Aerobics Room. Made up of 



a sprung wood floor, mirrored 
walls and ballet bars. Room 209 
is equipped for both dance and 
aerobic activities. 

"The floor is really nice," 
Saly said. "This may sound 
silly, but having a good floor is 
important to a dancer." 

A sound system with a CD 
player, iPod adapter, cassette 
tape player and microphone, is 
assembled in the room for use 
during ESSM classes and stu- 
dent activities that take place in 
the facility. 

Room 209 GSFC serves 
more then one purpose for the 
CLU community. Offering four 
different ESSM dance and aero- 
bic classes, including Aerobic 



Dance, ESSM 120 and Swing 
Dance, ESSM 125, CLU now 
has a facility that is intended 
for their use. 

"Finally, [there is] a proper 
place to have the many classes 
that CLU offers in various 
dance and aerobic-type activi- 
ties," Nathan Fall, Coordinator 
for Intramural Sports and 
Fitness said. 

Cardio Hip-Hop, Kickboxing 
and Pilates are three of the five 
fitness classes not associated 
with ESSM that are offered 
in the facility. Taking place in 
the evenings during the week, 
these classes are free of charge 
and open to all people who are 
affiliated with CLU. 



Attendance of the Cardio 
Hip-Hop class has pleased Saly, 
who instructs the class Monday, 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 
during the week. 

"The class is really fun," 
Kelly Butler, sophomore said. 
"1 plan on going back again." 

Clubs, such as the Dance 
Team, are excited about the 
new facility where they hold 
practices during the week. 

"It gives the Dance Team a 
permanent place to practice," 
Butler, historian of the Dance 
Team said. "It is nice to have a 
place to go where other people 
will be dancing and not having 
to worry about basketballs or 
anything else." 



According to students, the 
Dance Studio/Aerobics Room 
in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center is a positive new addi- 
tion to the campus of CLU. 

"I was blown away when 
I first saw the Dance Room," 
Saly said, "and I love teaching 
class in such a great facility." 

To make a reservation to 
use the Dance Studio/Aerobics 
Room, call Athletics at 
ext.3400. Dr. Michele LeBlanc 
is in charge of booking the 
facility. For more information 
and a complete schedule of 
classes offered in the facility, 
contact Nathan at ext.3523 



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Dolled up at local beauty parlor 



September 27, 2006 



By Jessica Faith Harlman 

Staff Writer 

Shampoo, rinse and repeat. 
Students engage in daily hygiene, 
but many at California Lutheran 
University might not be aware of 
a reputable beauty supply store 
and salon located in Westlake 
Village. 

North Ranch Beauty is a sup- 
ply store that has great loyalty to 
the community, a knowledgeable 
staff and offers everyday low 
prices. 

Owner Fred Farami opened 
North Ranch Beauty in 1990. He 
started with a small collection of 
beauty care lines, yet he had a big 
plan for the future. In a couple of 
years he moved the store and 
created a larger supply store and 
salon. 

In 1996, his dream of having 
a separate supply store and salon 
was achieved. Farami named the 
salon, Salon 3835. 

Customers of the community 
have been faithful shoppers to 
North Ranch Beauty and Salon 
3835. In return Farami gives 
back to the customers in the com- 
munity by donating products or 
money to credible charities. 



I feel that giving back to the friends and family to shop here" 
customer Stephanie Blair said. 

North Ranch Beauty has a 
large selection of cosmetics, 
skin care, shampoos, condition- 
ers and styling aids. The stores 
collection includes the highest of 
luxury lines to many of the more 
reasonably-priced lines. 

No matter what products the 
customer is looking for, he or she, 
is guaranteed the lowest prices 
around. Farami offers a rewards 
card to the customer. When the 
shopper spends an amount total- 
ing S200 in products, they are 
offered a $20 courtesy credit to 
their next purchase. 

If finding a pleasant and con- 
venient beauty supply store and 
salon is what the consumer is 
looking for, then come on down 
to North Ranch Beauty and Salon 
3835. Come visit North Ranch 
Beauty or make an appointment 
at Salon 3835. The phone num- 
bers are (805) 373-1212, or (805) 
379-3545. The supply store and 
salon are located at 3835 Suite B, 
C on Thousand Oaks Blvd. They 
are right next to Trader Joe's and 
B.J.'s Restaurant. 



community builds a better rela- 
tionship between the customer 
and the store" he said. 

All of the staff have 
their credentials and are informed 
in all of the beauty care products. 
Having employees that have tried 
and understand the products give 
the customers a trust of buying 
beauty care products for them- 
selves. 

"Our ongoing training with 
our manufactures keeps us in 
touch with the latest technologies 
to best help advise our customer 
with the proper hair and skin care 
products available today," said 
Lisa Lopez, store manager. 

Numerous customers that 
shop at the supply store also have 
services done at the salon. The 
salon has eight hair stylist, four 
estitations and three nail techni- 
cians. The atmosphere of the 
salon is inviting and relaxing. 

The receptionists 'offers a 
friendly smile and make sure 
the client is continuously taken 
care of. 

"Every time I come in I feel 
that the staff really cares about 
me as a customer. I tell all my 



Students learn about study abroad programs 



By lindscy Borgello 

Staff Writer 

Sept. 18-22 was study abroad 
week at California Lutheran 
University, giving students the 
opportunity to attend different 
information sessions to learn 
more about the study abroad 
programs . 

Representatives from differ- 
ent programs attended the meet- 
ings to offer information to the 
students about the programs and 
courses offered while abroad. 

Seniors Megan Meyer, Erika 
Swenson and Kira Waddell trav- 
eled through American Institute 
for Foriegn Study. Meyer studied 
in South Africa for five weeks 
this summer earning seven cred- 
its. She was told that she was the 
first student to study abroad in 
South Africa. This trip lasted five 
weeks, and Meyer believes it was 
a great experience. 

"I loved going to the town- 
ships and playing with the 
children, they loved it when 



we came. We also built a home 
with Habitat for Humanity in 
the township," Meyer said. She 
learned about traveling to South 
Africa at CLU's Study Abroad 
Center. 



"I met a lot of great new 
friends and I loved traveling 
and seeing new places and 
culures." 

Erika Swenson 



Swenson and Waddell trav- 
eled to London this summer. 
They were in London for six 
weeks, earning six credits. 

"I met a lot of great new 
friends and I loved traveling and 
seeing new places and cultures," 
Swenson said. 
Annthi-r Study Ahniiiil 



prp- 



gram offered is CLU's Lutheran 
College Washington D.C. 
Semester. This program offers 
internships for all majors. The 
students in this program are 
offered fully-furnished penthouse 
apartments during their stay. 
CLU senior Melinda Ray studied 
in Washington D.C. in the Spring 
2006. 

"It was a great experience. I 
loved having an internship and 
riding the metro to work every 
morning," Ray said. 

The CLU Study Abroad 
Center will be holding more 
Study Abroad weeks similar to 
last weeks throughout the semes- 
ter. The priority deadline for the 
Spring 2007 Semester abroad is 
Friday, Sept. 29. 

For more information on 
studying abroad visit the CLU 
Study Abroad Center in Nelson 
101 across from the cafeteria. 
The office is open on Mon-Fri 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Or call (805) 493- 
3750 for more information. 



Wanted : 

Data entry and clerical 
part-time employee. Send resume 

to barbara@pi tui tary . org . 



Campus Quotes 



Where would you study 
abroad and why? 






Ashley Oddo, 
2009 

"I am going to Marsaille, 
France. I took three years 
of French in High School, 
so I want to apply what I 
have learned." 




Danny Hagan, 
2009 

"Australia would 
be my number one 
choice. I like nude 
beaches." 




Tiffany Micheals, 
2010 

"I am planning on 
going to Washington 
DC with my room- 
mate." 



Derek Rogers, 
2006 

"England. There is 
less of a language 
barrier in England, 
and I love to watch 
soccer!" 




Lauren Emerson, 
2009 



"Im going to France 
with Ashley, Spring 
of 2008!" 




Jordan Wheeler, 
2010 

"I would like to study 
in Italy, because it 
seems really pretty 
and there are lots of 
hot women." 




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Sepember 27, 2006 



The Echo 7 



California Lutheran University community praises Fuddruckers' service 



By Melissa Healy 



Staff Writer 

A new restaurant has arrived 
at The Janss Marketplace in 
Thousand Oaks. Fuddruckers, 
who claims to have the "world's 
greatest hamburgers,' 1 opened 
three months ago and has been 
drawing hungry customers ever 
since. 

Fuddruckers' restaurants have 
been serving customers for 25 
years. They have over 200 fran- 
chised restaurants throughout the 
country. The Fuddruckers philos- 
ophy is "fresh and homemade," 
and its menu contains different 
fresh food options. 

"Fuddruckers has a really 
strong name," Bill Davis, man- 
ager of the Thousand Oaks 
Fuddruckers said. "About 90% 
of people already know about the 
restaurant before coming in." 

The Thousand Oaks 
Fuddruckers is decorated with 
old movie and music memora- 
bilia. Pictures of Elvis, Marilyn 
Monroe and other well-known 
past entertainers also adom its 
walls. 

"Fuddruckers. is popular with 
college students," Davis said. 
"About half of our customers 
are college students and half are 
families." 

The new restaurant appeals to 
a variety of ages, and often has 
long lines of customers waiting 




Photo b 

Bill Davis, manager of Fuddruckers suggests the chicken sandwhich while helping a cos 
tomer with his take-out order. 

available. 

The restaurant also serves 
various chicken and fish sand- 
wiches. Health conscious cus- 
tomers can chose from a "healthy 
options" menu, including veggie 
and turkey burgers, and a variety 
of salads. 

"I like the turkey burger," Ann 
Fuller, a Fuddruckers customer 
said, "it's healthy, and tastes 
good, too." 

The FuddrUckers experience 



for food. Food prices range from 
approximately $6-8 for hamburg- 
ers and sandwiches. 

"The food sometimes takes 
awhile, but its well worth the 
wait," customer Susan Bobeck 
said. 

Fuddruckers serves spe- 
cialty hamburgers, available in 
sizes weighing between one- 
third pound and one pound. 
Combinations including a ham- 
burger, fries and a cookie are 



campb* 



is different than other restaurants. 
Once a customer has ordered, 
they are given a pager to alert 
them when their food is ready. 
When their pager vibrates, the 
costumer picks up their food at 
the counter. Fuddruckers does 
not have waiters or waitresses 
like conventional restaurants. 

Each Fuddruckers has its own 
produce bar, in which custom- 
ers can add their own toppings. 
Fresh vegetables, including let- 



tuce, tomato, onions and pickles 
are available. 

Condiments, including Ched- 
dar cheese sauce, ketchup, mus- 
tard, barbeque sauce and honey 
mustard sauce are provided near 
the pick-up counter. 

"I like having the choice of 
what goes on my burger," Bobeck 
said. "Every time I come here I 
can try different combinations of 
stuff to put on my burger." 

Davis attributes the restau- 
rant's popularity with the quality 
of its food, as well as its good 
reputation. 

Fuddruckers key ingredients 
to' success, according to Davis, 
are a "strong name, with good 
quality." 

The Thousand Oaks res- 
taurant is located at 401 North 
Moorpark Road, and is visible 
from the street. It is part of the 
Janss Marketplace, which is an 
outdoor shopping center, contain- 
ing a nine-screen movie theater, 
restaurants and retail and spe- 
cialty stores. 

"We have a great location, 
because we are on a busy street, 
near the Janss Mall," Davis said. 
"Fuddruckers stands out among 
the other restaurants." 

Overall, customer satisfac- 
tion and retention is important to 
Davis and Fuddruckers. 

"When people leave, I want 
them to have the desire to come 
back," Davis said. 



Students get involved and AVenturous with the AVenture Club 



By Ashley Baronfless 

Staff Writer 

Whether it is camping, rock- 
climbing, surfing or snowboard- 
ing you enjoy, the AVenture Club 
is planning all of these activities 
and more for the fall semester at 
CLU. 

President and founder of 
the AVenture Club, Jonathan 
Wheeler, a junior, is excited 
about the many activities that 
are scheduled for this coming 
year. Wheeler started this club 
to involve CLU students in the 
many outdoor activities that 



Southern California has to offer. 

Wheeler, a Northridge native, 
loves California so much that 
he couldn't think of traveling 
anywhere else to go to school. 
Instead, he started his freshman 
year at CLU in hopes of starting 
a club where he could share his 
passion for the beautiful beaches 
of Ventura County and snow- 
tipped mountains of Mammoth 
with his fellow classmates, some 
of who have never experienced 
the outdoors quite like this. 

At a freshman seminar class, 
Wheeler dropped a question in 
the "Say What Box" asking if 



there was a camping club on 
campus. Rosalyn Sayer, a peer 
advisor at the seminar, responded 
to the question, saying, "No, but 
you should start one." 

Sayer, now a senior at CLU, 
has always loved the outdoors. 
Her father managed Boy Scout 
camps all her life, so she actually 
grew up in camp. Excited about 
the idea of an adventure club on 
campus, Sayer teamed up with 
Wheeler, who happens to be an 
Eagle Scout, and took a group of 
students camping. A year later the 
AVenture Club was official, with 
Wheeler as President and Sayer 



as the Vice President. 

The greatest memory she has 
with the AVenture Club is the 
time a group of 10 students went 
camping and rock climbing at 
Lake Arrowhead in November. 

"We were not prepared for 
the cold weather," she said. "My 
parents had to come to bring us 
more warm blankets. It was OK 
though because we all got to 
know each other really well. It 
was a lot of fun." 

"The AVenture club gives 
students the opportunity to 
make new friends, and do things 
they've never done before," 






Written By Peter Meilleur 
Illus By Ben He/lgst 





Joke of the week 

A student comes to a young professor's office hours 
She glances down the hall, closes his door, and kneels 
jleadingly.'T. would do anything to pass this exam,' 
>he says. She leans closer to him, flips back her 
lair, and gazes meaningfully into his eyes. "I mean,' 
»he whispers, "I would do anything..."He return: 
ler gaze, "Anything?""Anything."His voice softens 
Anything?""Anything," she repeats again. His voice 
lurns to a whisper. "Would you ... study?" 



Sayer said. 

"We gear all of our activities 
to students who are interested 
in attending, it doesn't matter if 
they are an experienced or not," 
Wheeler said. 

He wants all CLU students to 
feel comfortable participating in 
their adventures. 

"If they have never been surf- 
ing, we will teach them to surf," 
Wheeler said. 

"We are careful about where 
we choose to go, because we 
want to make sure there is some- 
thing for everyone to do, no 
matter what their skill level is," 
Sayer said. 

Now with 30 active members, 
the club has doubled in size 
since its first semester. At the 
Involvement Fair, this month, 
they had over 100 more students 
sign up for upcoming activities. 

Wheeler and Sayer both 
want students to know they are 
open to new ideas. If you are 
skilled in a particular activity that 
is not already scheduled, please 
feel free to present your idea to 
the club and they will work at 
adding to their list 

Holding their first meet- 
ing of the year, the AVenture Club 
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27 
and hike to the cross, where they 
will discuss upcoming events. 
Please feel free to attend this 
AVenturous meeting. For more 
information you can check out 
the Web site at www.avclub.ska- 
fest.com or contact Jonathan @ 
aventureclub@hormail.com. 



Opinion 



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I'm just a dark guy from a den onniquity. A dark shadowy figure from 
the bowels of iniquity. I wish I could be Mike who gets an endorsement 
deal. But you can't make a lie and a truth go together This country 
wasn't built on moral fiber. This country was built on rape, slavery, 
murder, degradation and affiliation with crime. 



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"Iron" Mike Tyson 



8 



The Echo 



September 27, 2006 



The Echo h as purpose beyond reporting news 

^^■^■■■^^^^^■^H purposes: to publish new s, leu- working Mam nalism ! he Echo idea 




By Kelly Barnett 



Editor in Chief 

Every good business has an 
effective mission statement that 
reflects the purpose of the com- 
pany, the clientele it serves and 
the values it strives to uphold. A 
mission statement should cap- 
ture the heart of the company 
and inspire its employees. 

The Echo's mission state- 
ment, which can be found in 
The Echo Handbook 2.2, reads: 
"The Echo, has two primary 



purposes: to pub! 
tures and editorials as a vehicle 
of information and opinion by 
students for the university com- 
munity and to provide the best 
educational experience possible 
in preparation for employment 
in professional journalism." 

It is easy to forget that The 
Echo is a class, and just like 
any other class at California 
Lutheran University, a main 
objective is to aid students' 
learning. 

Though there is an increase 
of students showcasing their 
work done in the classroom, 
including multimedia students' 
"CLU 24" and art students' var- 
ious displays in the Kwan Fong 
Gallery, The Echo is unique in 
that it allows the community 
to see the weekly effort of the 
students and the progress that 
they make. 

According to the handbook. 
The Echo can be thought of as, 
a "laboratory for gaining ini- 
tial exposure to a professional 



students that take COMM 333, 



"While I emphasize the 
importance of The Echo as 
an educational experience, 
it cannot be forgotten that 
The Echo has a responsibil- 
ity to its readers, including 
students, faculty and the 
entire CLU community, to 
report accurate and timely 
news in an unbiased fash- 
ion." 



Kelly Barnett 



Working for The Echo, intend 
on pursuing a career in jour- 



opportunity to get an idea of 
what working in a professional 
newsroom might be like. 

While 1 emphasize the 
importance of The Echo as an 
educational experience, it can- 
not be forgotten that The Echo 
has a responsibility to its read- 
ers, including students, faculty 
and the entire CLU community 
reporting accurate and timely 
news in an unbiased fashion. 
Specifically, the handbook 
states that "The Echo strives to 
provide balanced and accurate 
coverage of campus activities 
and civic events that affect the 
campus population." 

I encourage readers to pro- 
vide us with feedback in the 
form of articles, editorials or 
letters to the editor. The Echo 
welcomes contributing writ- . 
ers, seeing as how it makes 
for a more diverse and well- 
rounded publication. Please 
send your contributions to 
echo@clunet.edu. 




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Angelides ruining his election chances 

When Gov. Arnold his plan" for the state. Many spots that aired several times a remind the voters of these facts. 




By Chris McGuinness 



Schwarzenegger's ballot mea- 
sures were voted down by 
Californians in last year's "spe- 
cial election," it seemed that the 
governor's hopes for re-election 
this November were virtually 
non-existent. However, the lat- 
est poll shows Schwarzenegger 
ahead of his opponent, Democrat 
Phil Angelides, by an average of 
seven to eight points. 

The poll, taken from July 
10-23, shows that for the first 
time since February of 2005, 
voters in California feel more 
confidence in the governor and 
2007 




EDITOR IN CHIEF 

Kelly Barnett 



MANAGING EDITOR 

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NEWS EDITOR 

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SPORTS EDITOR 

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Ciella Espinoza 



OPINION EDITOR 

Dan Stubblefield 



PHOTO EDITOR 

Justin Campbell 

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Brianna Duncan 

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Chris Meirerding 

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Tiffany Adams 

FACULTY ADVISERS 

Dr. Russell Stockard 
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PROOFREADERS 

Lorrie Brown 
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Cory Schuett 
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attribute the eight point boost to 
the Schwarzenegger's endorse- 
ment of "progressive" legislation 
such as raising the minimum 
wage, toughening emission stan- 
dards and endorsing Los Angeles 
Mayor Antonio Villagarosa's bid 
for more control over the L.A. 
Unified School District. 

However, the governor's 
new move to present himself as 
a moderate is only part of the 
reason why Angelides has been 
steadily trailing in the polls for 
the last few months. One of the 
biggest obstacles that may be hin- 
dering the state treasurer and his 
team is the campaign itself. 

In the primary, Angelides beat 
his opponent Steve Westly, with 
a series of tough, some have used 
the word "vicious," television 



day during prime viewing hours. 
These ads, coupled with backing 
from the Democratic Party led 
Angelides to victory. 

The question now is where is 
the media savvy we saw in the 
primary? We are less than two 
months away from the election 
and, unlike the primary, we have 
seen no ads, negative or other- 
wise, from the Angelides camp, 
while Schwarzenegger has been 
running his ads for more than 
three months. 

Voters, it seems, have forgot- 
ten the governor's attacks on 
teachers, nurses and other public 
servants, as well as the $11 mil- 
lion of tax payer money wasted 
on the aforementioned "special 
election." What is worse is the 
fact that Angelides has failed to 



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articles as well as on the newspaper itself. However, the staff acknowl- 
edges that opinions presented do not necessanly represent the views 
of the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The Echo reserves 
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be directed to me business manager at (805) 493-3865. 

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While I personally feel that 
Angelides would be a much more 
effective Governor, I would also 
remind both him and his staff 
that having better ideas is only 
half the battle. The second half 
is, of course, making sure that 
your ideas are presented to the 
electorate. 

In the end, if Angelides wants 
to win this election, he needs to 
be out on the streets and on TV, 
reminding voters why the current 
governor's polls were so low in 
the first place. As a candidate, it 
is his responsibility to present his 
ideas and vision for California 
to the electorate; and present us 
with an alternative to the current 
administration, which only moves 
to a moderate position when it is 
in danger of being voted out of 
office. 

But alas, Angelides has yet 
to articulate any of these facts, 
and is making the difficult task 
of unseating an incumbent with 
deep pockets even harder. 

In this election, the job of 
beating Schwarzenegger will 
be difficult, but not impossible. 
Angelides has the potential to 
win, but first he must step up his 
campaign and learn to communi- 
cate with the voters of California. 
If he chooses to continue with his 
current "strategy" he will certain- 
ly lose this election, and worse, 
California will lose the chance to 
have a decent governor. 



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No matter how much you disagree with your 
kin, if you are a thoroghbred you will not dis- 
cuss their shortcomings with the neighbors. 
-Tom Thompson 

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September 27, 2006 



The Echo 9 



Obese children becoming epidemic 

-_ ~ _. «--«-. food- 1 iust wanted to collect the to Hark, fast food consists of are viewed as consumers 



By Kara Corliss 

Staff Writer 

The U.S. has an epidemic of 
obese children. The number of 
obese children has tripled since 
1980 to more than 9 million, 
according to the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention. 
1 am deeply concerned with the 
intentions of marketers and 
advertisers targeting children at 
such a vulnerable age. 

Young children are bom- 
barded daily with unhealthy 
meal options. These options 
often come from the temptation 
of fast-food restaurants, school 
lunches offering foods like 
nachos and pizzas and commer- 
cial advertisements of smiling 
kids enjoying sugary and fat- 
filled foods that all contribute 
to obesity. Obesity is shortening 
the lives of children as a result 
of diabetes, high blood pressure 
and by hindering their physical 
capabilities. 

Perhaps one of the most 
blatant examples is McDonalds 
and other fast-food restaurants 
offering toys to go along with 
their so-called "Happy Meals." 
I remember as a child beg- 
ging my parents to take me to 
McDonalds so I could get the 
toy that came along with the 
Happy Meal. It wasn't neces- 
sarily that I only wanted the 



food; I just wanted to collect the 
toy. Advertisers convinced me, 
and plenty of other children, to 
desire their products. According 
to DrGreen.com, more than 30 
percent of children in the U.S. 
will consume a fast-food meal 
daily. 



"By selling unhealthy 
food and products, ad- 
vertisers are recklessly 
contributing to chil- 
dren's obesity and the 
consequnces thereof." 



Kara Corliss 



The consequences children 
reap from consuming fast-food 
is obvious and evident, obesity. 
Dr. Lisa Hark of TLC's, "Honey 
We're Killing the Family," a 
television show aimed at wak- 
ing up families to their poor eat- 
ing habits, offers "Seven Food 
Sins," highlighting fast-food 
as a big mistake. According 



to Hark, fast food consists of 
"large amounts of saturated fat, 
trans fat, salt and calories," and 
that, "eating these foods on a 
regular basis is just plain bad 
for your family's health." Hark 
continues to suggest parents 
plan ahead for their children's 
meals, and that being busy par- 
ents is no excuse tor poor diets. 

In addition to fast-food res- 
taurants marketing to children, 
elementary schools are aware 
and contributing to the grow- 
ing number of obese children. 
I was shocked to discover some 
elementary schools refuse to 
eliminate unhealthy foods 
such as pizza and nachos from 
their lunch menus. According 
to "Officials, experts, grapple 
with school lunch problem," an 
article released by CNN.com, 
these schools choose not to 
reduce unhealthy options out 
of fear of losing money. When 
children are given an opportuni- 
ty to choose, many will choose 
to satisfy their cravings rather 
than their nutritional needs. It 
seems these particular schools 
care more about making money 
rather than focusing on the 
health of children. 

The same intention holds 
true for advertisers who seem 
to ignore the vulnerability of 
children. Instead, children 



are viewed as consumers. 
According to a study conducted 
at Stanford University, com- 
mercials can impact children 
as young as 2 years old. These 
come from television commer- 
cials with cartoon characters 
promoting various types of 
unhealthy treats. The treats 
usually involve candy, fruit 
snacks, cereal and desserts. It 
is a disappointment that adver- 
tisers would take advantage of 
children in attempt to profit, not 
caring that the consumption of 
these products leads to obesity 
over-time. 

Fast-food restaurants, 

elementary schools and adver- 
tisers need to consider the 
ethics of targeting children. 
By selling unhealthy food 
and products, these marketers 
are recklessly contributing to 
children's obesity and the con- 
sequences thereof. It is vital to 
recognize children are not alone 
in the battle against unhealthy 
food. Responsible adults and 
parents should rise up against 
advertisers and marketers bent 
on destroying their children's 
health for a profit. I encourage 
everyone to not only be aware 
of the issue of child obesity, but 
to avoid supporting marketing 
campaigns aimed at children. 



Mil M V L11UI 1 V/lllJ niuimw u»*. 

DUI punishments... are they strong enough? 

»_ «_i m 1 car* ahnnt the conseauences involved in a misdemeanor time misdemeanor offenders 



By Amber Trockey 

Staff Writer 

As there has been a rise in 
Hollywood DUI arrests, with 
celebrities such as Mel Gibson 
and Paris Hilton as recent 
offenders, I think that it is time 
we look at the punishments in 
California for Driving while 
Under the Influence. 

It is unfortunate that when 
celebrities are picked up for a 
DUI, we are more concerned 
about where they were going 
and what they said, than the fact 
that they were breaking the law. 
Take Gibson for instance, we 
were all more concerned with 
his anti-semetic comments than 
the fact that he endangered him- 
self and the lives of other driv- 
ers on the road. The problem, I 
believe, is that drunk driving is 
not taken seriously enough and 
the laws in California need to be 
tougher. 

I have known a number of 
people who have been involved 
in drunk driving offenses. These 
people, although being stunned 
by the fact that they had been 
caught, did not really seem to 



care about the consequences 
that would follow. Not only 
were they not concerned, some 
of these people continue to 
drive after their license was 
revoked. This is because the 
laws for driving while under the 
influence is not strict as long as 
you do not hurt anyone else. 

According to the Auto Club 
Web site, in California, if no 
injuries are involved, a DUI 
will likely be punished as a 
misdemeanor. However, if there 
are injuries a DUI will likely 
be punished as a felony. This 
is ridiculous and I believe the 
punishment should be the same 
either way. The threat of injury 
is there regardless. A person 
who only receives a sentencing 
of misdemeanor will feel less 
threatened than someone who 
receives a felony conviction. 
Isn't it just as bad to be a threat 
on the road as it is to actually 
injure someone? 

A DUI offender can have 
their license restricted, sus- 
pended or revoked and there 
is often jail sentencing and 
fines involved. The fines 



involved 
offense are 



misdemeanor 
between $390 and 



"A DUI offender can 
have their license re- 
stricted, suspended or 
revoced and there is 
often jail sentencing 
and fines involved...a 
small price to pay when 
you think about the 
damage a drunk driver 
could cause." 



Amber Trockey 



$1,000, which seems like a 
small amount when you think 
about the damage that a drunk 
driver could cause. Plus, first- 



time misdemeanor offenders 
can often get the punishments 
reduced. 

According to a statistic on 
the Mothers Against Drunk 
Driving (MADD) Web site, 
"About one-third of all drivers 
arrested or convicted of driv- 
ing while intoxicated or driving 
under the influence of alcohol 
are repeat offenders." This just 
shows that if the penalties for 
driving while under the influ- 
ence are not increased, offend- 
ers may not leam their lesson. 

Another statistic on the 
MADD Web site shows that 
"about three in every 10 
Americans will be involved 
in an alcohol-related crash at 
some time in their lives." The 
high number of alcohol-related 
injuries could be less if the DUI 
laws were tougher. 

Based upon my findings, the 
best way to keep drunk drivers 
off the road is to increase the 
penalties and charges of a DUI 
offense. If we raise the stakes, 
people will be less likely to 
make a poor decision and take 
the risk of driving drunk. 



Falun Data: A 
Commentary 

By Christopher Chappell 

Special to The Echo 

In 1999, 10,000 people gathered 
outside the Chinese government 
leadership compound at Beijing 
in silent protest. This was the larg- 
est demonstration in Tiananmen 
Square in over 20 years. These 
people called themselves Falun 
Dafa practitioners, and over the 
next seven years they would be 
subject to one of the most brutal 
persecutions in history. 

Falun Dafa, also known as 
Falun Gong, is a Chinese spiri- 
tual movement, founded in 1992 
that draws from ancient Chinese 
culture and reflects the tradi- 
tion of Buddhism and Taoism. Li 
Hongzhi, the founder of Falun 
Dafa, started the movement based 
on the principles of Truthfulness, 
Compassion, and Tolerance. 
Practitioners of Falun Dafa say that 
the practice completely changes 
their outlook on life. In addition to 
improving one's moral character, a 
series of meditation exercises are 
taught, and have gained a reputa- 
tion for having amazing health 
benefits and revitalizing powers. 
Individuals who had been sick for 
years had their illnesses cured by 
this powerful practice. In fact, prior 
to the persecution, members of the 
Communist government sang the 
praises of Falun Dafa, saying that 
it would save the state millions in 
health care. 

In 1999, the practice was made 
illegal. The Chinese Communist 
Government is officially atheis- 
tic and has had a long history of 
suppressing all forms of religion 
and traditional Chinese culture. 
Anything that is outside of the 
Communist Party culture is sup- 
pressed. If you were a practitioner, 
you'd be fired from your job. If a 
factory had a Falun Dafa employee, 
no one in the plant would be given 
a bonus. The Chinese government 
formed a special organization 
called the 610 Office, which was 
granted unlimited power to deal 
with what they called, "the Falun 
Dafa menace." They hunted down 
practitioners, stole them away 
from their families and sent them 
to labor camps very similar to the 
ones used by the Nazis. Many types 
of tortures were used by the 610 
Office aimed at getting a person to 
renounce their belief in Falun Dafa 
in an official confession and give 
out the names of other practitioners 
they knew so they could be further 
hunted down. 

The purpose of this letter is to 
let people know about this situation 
that has been going on in China for 
several years. Too often this story 
is overlooked by the media. People 
talk about freedom of religion and 
human rights, but when it comes to 
material interests, these are often 
overlooked. 

For more, please visit 
www.falundafa.org or 

www.clearwisdom.net. 



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September 27, 2006 



Women's Volleyball opens SCIAC play 



By Precious Wheal 

Staff Writer 

The Regals women's volley- 
ball team defeated the Chapman 
Panthers in three games on 
Sept. 16 at the Hutton Sports 
Center. The scores were 30-28, 
30-22, 30-22. 

On the way to the games 
their van broke down, allotting 
them with no pre-game practice 
lime. 

"Chapman was a big win for 
us," sophomore outside-hitter 
Slimmer Plante-Newman said. 
"We didn't play well, but a win 
is a win, so we'll take it. We 
pretty much just had to put on 
our stuff and play, which didn't 
help, but we still pulled it off." 

"I think it is important to 
really pick it up these next 
couple of weeks because every- 
one is bringing their 'A game' to 
play us, and we need to be ready 
for that." 

She said the next couple of 
weeks would be a challenge but 
will really set up the season, 
and hopefully point the Regals 
in the right direction. 

Mo Coverdale put forth 
another stunning performance 



with six blocks - three solo and 
three assists - seven digs, and 
16 kills. 

Sophomore setter Lindsey 
Benson, Plante-Newman, and 
junior setter, Bailey Surratt 
turned in strong games. Benson 
had five kills, five aces, and 
five digs. Plante-Newman 
recorded 16 digs, six kills, and 
two blocks, while Surratt helped 
the team with 37 assists. 

The team returned on Sept. 
19 to beat Whittier 3-0 in the 
first official contest at the new 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center. 

Coverdale. Plante-Newman, 
and Surratt shined once again 
with a combined 61 assists, 30 
kills and 17 digs. 

"I think it was a good start 
to our season," Benson said. 
"It was a good win. We made 
history becoming the first team 
to play in the new gym. In the 
locker room, coach (Kellie) 
Roesel told us that we would be 
making history that night." 

Whitter's top players Lisset 
Madgaleno, was credited six 
kills. Christa Rainville recorded 
eight digs. 



"They were both good wins to get to the next level." 
for this program," Roesel said, "1 believe in this group and 

"but we are going to have to believe that they will rise to 

play much better and work the challenge, but we definitely 

much harder as a complete team have our work cut out for us." 



Although the Regals have a 
new coach, new gym and new 
team members, expectations are 
high for the Regal women's vol- 
leyball squad. 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 

GAME 1 — A packed house watches the women's Volleyball team take on Whittier in the 
first ever event held at the new Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. The Regals shutout the 
Poets 3-0. 



Kingsmen blank a pair 



By Matt Duncan 

Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen Soccer team's 
SCIAC season is under way 
with a 2-0 win over the Pomona 
Sagehens. 

Finishing fourth in SCIAC 
last season could easily be called 
a let down to players, coaches, 
and fans. 

Four days after the shutout the 
Kingsmen traveled to Whittier 
for a 6-0 performance against 
the Poets. 

Fifteen minutes into the game 
the first goal was scored by fresh- 
men Kristian Bjoru. 

Four minutes later, the second 
goal was kicked past the Whittier 
goalie by junior Pedro Gonzales. 

After shutting out Pomona the 
Kingsmen defense, also known as 



"The Steel Curtain" allowed only 
two shots on junior goaltender 
Chris Thompson. 

The third goal scored by junior 
Graydon Pearson answered any 
questions about the Kingsmen 
letting down against the Poets. 

The fourth and fifth goals 
were scored within two minutes 
of each other by sophomore Josh 
Moskowitz. 

With 33 seconds left freshmen 
Manus Bjerkan scored his first 
collegiate goal to cap the victory. 

Suffering two losses to La 
Verne last season, including one 
in overtime, still lingers in the 
heads of the players. 

"CLU deserves better than 
fourth place," Hanks said, "and 
we are going to make sure of it 
this year." 

The Kingsmen defense 




Photograph by Tricy Maple 

DOGFIGHT — Sophomore Josh Moskowitz scored two 
goals in two minutes in a 6-0 win against Whittier. CLU is 
atop the SCIAC with a 3-0 record. 



allowed no goals and only five 
shots on goal in the first two 

games. 

Two of the season's key 
match-ups will be against long 
time rival and defending SCIAC 
champion Redlands on Oct. 4 at 
home and Oct. 28 at Redlands. 

"The games against Redlands 
will be basically deciding wheth- 
er we go to the next level in our 
season," said freshmen Jonathan 
Culmer. 

Moskowitz said that "we are 
going to win SCIAC this year. 
Not only do we have an experi- 
enced team with a lot of returning 
starters, but we are looking very 
good. 

"Most of all I want to beat 
Redlands. They have won SCIAC 
the last few years and have not 
even had strong contenders for 
the title." 

Moskowitz said it is important 
for fans to attend the games and 
support the program. 

"We have to have support 
from fans at that game," he said. 
"That will give us more motiva- 
tion and I guarantee it will not 
only be a fun experience for 
spectators to enjoy the game but 
it will produce a positive result 
for our program." 

Keep up with the team on 
the CLU sports Web site as it 
faces Chapman, Cal-Tech. and 
Claremont all on the road before 
coming home to face Redlands. 



SCIAC standings 

(Standings as of Nov. 6) 











Football 




Volleyball 




2al Lutheran 


2-0 


La Verne 


2-0 


Dccidental 


2-0 


Redlands 


2-0 


SMS 


1-1 


Cal Lutheran 


2-0 


3 omona Pitzer 


1-1 


CMS 


1-1 


_a Verne 


0-2 


Occidental 


1-1 


Redlands 


0-2 


Pomona-Pitzer 


0-2 


A/hittier 


0-2 


CalTech 


0-2 






Whittier 


0-2 


Men's Soccer 




Women's Soccer 




Za\ Lutheran 


3-0 


Pomona Pitzer 
Redlands 


2-0-1 
2-0-1 


Redlands 


2-1 


3 omona-Pitzer 


2-1 


LaVerne 


2-1-0 


.a Verne 


2-1 


CMS 


2-2-0 


DMS 


2-1 


Cal Lutheran 


2-2-0 


Dccidental 


1-2 
0-3 


Occidental 
Whittier 


1-2-0 
0-4-0 


/Vhittier 


DalTech 


0-3 






Vlen's Water Polo 




..— -^ 




Overall Standings 




/ -'~~ ~~ \ 




.a Verne 


4-4 


i I ■' *-' 




Redlands 


5-6 


I ', -^ i 




Sal Lutheran 


3-5 


V:--y 




3 omona-Prtzer 


3-6 


Ihh 


Whittier 


3-6 






Dccidental 


1-5 


j ^^ 




:ms 


1-9 






DalTech 


0-0 


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September 27, 2006 



The Echo 11 



New pool marks a new home for CLU 



By Amber TrocKey 

Staff Writer 

Sept. 8 marked the sea- 
son opener for the California 
Lutheran University men's 
water polo team. Although the 
team enjoyed a victory, some- 
thing was missing. 

With the completion of 
the Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center, many teams have found 
a new place to call home. 
However, the men's water polo 
team will have to play and 
practice through another season 
without an on campus pool. The 
completion date for the new 
pooV is set as Jan. 17, 2007. 
Until then, both teams are left to 
rely on another school's pool. 

CLU's water polo teams 
have had to practice and play 
at Oaks Christian School in 
Westlake Village, CA. Oaks 
Christian School is a private 
school for grades six through 12. 
While Oaks Christian School is 
roughly 8 miles away from the 
CLU campus, the team finds the 
distance to be an annoyance. 

Sophomore Lauren Pond, 
approaching her second season 
playing water poio for CLU, 
does not like the drive to Oaks 
Christian School. 

"The drive kind of sucks," 
Pond said. "You are driving 
through rush hour traffic and it's 
like 15 minutes each way." 

Craig Rond, who coaches 




UNDER CONSTRUCTION 



Photograph by Justin CimpbaU 

- The new CLU aquatics center, currently under construction, will be finished January 2007. 



both the men's and women's 
water polo teams, understands 
that practicing and playing at 
another school is difficult, and 
he has some complaints of his 
own. With the absence of a pool 
at CLU, the teams must depend 
on other schools to determine 
their schedule. 

"The rest of the staff doesn't 
understand how difficult it is 



when you are at the whim of 
the host school for scheduling," 
Rond said. 

Rond notices the lack of 
turnout at each game. 

"There is very little crowd 
support," Rond said. 

Although the men's team 
will finish out the season at 
Oaks Christian School, the 
women's team will be. able to 



use the new pool at CLU for 
their entire season. 

The players and the coach 
are excited about the change of 
environment. 

"The change will be a huge 
help in morale," Rond said. 
"This will help in quality in 
training and workouts." 

Pond is also excited for the 
new pool. 



"Everyone is really excited," 
Pond said, "I think we will prac- 
tice and play harder." 

The men's water polo team 
will conclude their season some- 
time in November. 

The women's water polo 
team will begin their season in 
January 2007 after returning 
from winter break. 



Men's water polo top No. 2 UC Santa Cruz 




Junior Scott Bredesen. 

By Trent Meets 

Staff Writer 

The men's Water Polo team 
played this weekend at the UC 
Santa Cruz tournament against 
some of the top-ranked teams 
in the area. 

The Kingsmen came into 
the tournament with a 1-6 
record including four consecu- 
tive losses. 

They opened play with 
a 12-7 win against Whittier 
College. This was the first 
time CLU had ever defeated 
the Poets. 

Freshman Matt Heagy net- 
ted five goals and junior Scott 
Bredesen scored four times in 
the win. 

The Kingsmen lost their 
next match 11-4 to the 
defending SCI AC champion 



Redlands. 

Despite the loss, Head 
Coach Craig Rond was happy 
with how his team played. 

"We were close at half," 
said Rond, "but they just have 
too much depth on that team." 

The Kingsmen opened the 
second day with a 15-7 loss 
to Division I opponent Santa 
Clara. 

The Broncos outscored 
CLU 5-0 in the first period. 
The Kingsmen stayed with 
Santa Clara throughout the 
next three periods before suc- 
cumbing. 

The last match of the 
tournament was a 10-9 triple 
overtime triumph over No. 2 
NCAA Division III ranked UC 
Santa Cruz. 

Late in the fourth period 
the CLU defense came up 
with a stop and a late goal was 
scored to send the game into 
overtime. 

The Kingsmen went down 
by two goats in the first three 
minute overtime period. 

In the second over time, 
CLU evened the match at 9 
with two goals of their own 
and sent the match into a sud- 




Photogr jph by Tracy Haple 

WATER POLO - Senior Jared Clark takes a shot on goal. CLU upset UC Santa Cruz 10-9 in 
a triple overtime contest. CLU also recorded their first ever win over Whittier 12-7. 



den death overtime. 

Sophomore driver Michael 
Libutti sealed the victory 
with the final goal for the 
Kingsmen. 

Rond was pleased with the 
way his team played in this 
tournament and expects this 



will be a big boost for the rest 
of the Reason. 

Heagy and Bredesen com- 
bined for 21 of the 33 tourna- 
ment goals. 

The Kingsmen will return 
to the pool Friday at 1 p.m. 
against Cal Baptist University 



at Oaks Christian School in 
Westlake Village. 

Junior captain Cody Shirk 
knows this will be a dogfight. 
"They have big strong guys," 
he said. "We have to just play 
our game and not try to fight 
with them." 



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September 27, 2006 



Pac-10 football race already getting interesting 



By Max Anderson 



Staff Writer 

It is only week two of confer- 
ence play, but things are already 
starling to get interesting in the 
Pac-10. It's been four years since 
a team other than USC won the 
conference title outright, but with 
the loss of several superstar play- 
ers and five other teams in the 
conference with a record of 3-1 
or better, they may soon be chal- 
lenged. 

No. 3, USC, 3-0, 1-0 Pac-10, 
is still undefeated after opening 
conference play last week with a 
20-3 victory over Arizona, 2-2, 0- 
1. The Trojans have continued to 
roll this season, outscoring oppo- 
nents 98-27 in their first three 



games despite losing a Heisman 
trophy winning running back 
and quarterback. Their toughest 
games for the rest of the season, 
Cal, Oregon, and Notre Dame, 
are all at home, putting them in 
a good position to prove the crit- 
ics wrong and win a record fifth 
consecutive Pac-10 title. 

The two teams that most favor 
to end the Trojan's title streak are 
the Oregon Ducks, 3-0, 1-0, and 
the California Golden Bears, 3-1, 
1. Oregon is the only other unde- 
feated team in the conference and 
did not play last week. Their first 
conference win came in a 48-10 
victory over Stanford, 0-4, 0-2, in 
week one. The Ducks are ranked 
14th nationally and have looked 
impressive in victories over 



number 15 Oklahoma and Fresno 
State. Before they get a shot at a 
conference title, however, they 
face tough road games at USC 
and Cal. 

Cal is the other nationally 
ranked team in the conference, 
coming in at No. 20 after blow- 
ing out No. 22 Arizona State last 
week 49-21. Many people picked 
Cal pre-season to be a possible 
national title contender, however, 
the Bears looked disappointing 
in a 35-10 loss to Tennessee in 
week one. 

Cal has won three in a row 
since then and looked particularly 
impressive in their victory over 
Arizona State, 3-1, 0-1. Their 
next big test comes in two weeks 
when they face Oregon at home. 



Other teams that look to be 
in the title hunt are Washington 
State, 3-1, 1-0, Washington, 
3-1, 1-0, and UCLA, 2-1, 0-1. 
Washington State is coming off 
a 36-10 blowout over Stanford 
last week and will face their first 
big test this Saturday when they 
face USC at home. They are 17- 
point underdogs going into the 
game, but an upset victory could 
throw the title race even more 
wide open. 

Washington finds itself in a 
similar position. After defeating 
UCLA 19-29 last week in their 
conference opener, they face the 
Arizona Wildcats on Saturday 
in a game they should win. 
However, the rest of the schedule 
is brutal for the Huskies, as they 



must play USC, Cal and Oregon 
on the road. 

UCLA will also have to come 
up with some big time wins if 
they hope to contend for a Pac- 
10 title. With games at Oregon, 
Cal and Notre Dame to play 
before they face USC at home in 
the last week of the season, the 
Bruins will have to surprise a lot 
of people to be in the title hunt at 
the end of the year. 

Stanford is still searching for 
a win this season and is at the bot- 
tom of the conference after losing 
to Oregon and Washington State. 
Oregon State. 2-1, 0-0. has yet to 
begin conference play, but the 
Beavers are struggling to recover 
from a 42-14 loss to Boise State 
in week two. 



Archived Photo of the Week 




Volume 48, Number 3 



October 4, 2006 



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News- 



On campus escort 
services are available to 
make sure students arer 
safe. 

See page 3. 




Sports- 



Men's Soccer will take 
on Redlands today. 
See page 10. 




Features- 



Kwan Fong gallery 
features the work of CLU 
professor John Storojev. 

See page 6. 




Opinion- 



War in Iraq makes U.S. 
soil less safe. 
See page 8. 



CAUSE aims to bring social justice 



By Lorrie L. Brown 

Special to the Echo 

Central Coast Alliance United 
for a Sustainable Economy, a 
non-profit organization, focuses 
on fighting for living wages 
for the blue collar sector of the 
Ventura County. 

Dr. Marcos Vargas, founding 
executive director for CAUSE, 
spoke Sept. 27 at the Samuelson 
Chapel of California Lutheran 
University. 

Vargas said he urges students 
to consider their individual 
mobilizing potential and realize 
the power that they have to make 
a difference. 

He expressed a greater need 
for social justice in Ventura 
County. 

"This all began with me 
thinking, as a student, that this 
might make for an easy, I should 
say, interesting class project and 
I set out to conduct a type of 
feasibility study on the potential 
of undertaking a local living 
wage campaign here in Ventura 
County," Vargas said. 

He said that the living wage 
movement is based upon the 
moral expectation that any person 
working should not suffer from 
poverty. 

"Change starts where a 
person lives and, while the issue 
of poverty is enormous and 
complex we can work towards 
it by developing local strategies, 
such as living wage and health 
coverage extensions," Vargas 
said. 

Vargas emphasizes that his 
organization uses local policy 
to get results and how state and 
national initiatives are needed to 
have an influence. 

He believes that any company 
that receives public tax dollars 
should not pay their employees a 
wage of $6. 75. 




Photograph by Lorrie L. Brown 

Photo from left Dr. Charles Maxey, Dr. Marcos Vargas, Dr. Jamshid Damoei and Dr. Greg- 
Freeland. 



Local citizens can contribute 
through close contact with 
city councils andlboards of 
supervisors. 

A 2003 Ventura County Work 
Force Investment Board report, 
authored by CLU's professors Dr. 
Charles Maxey, Dr. Bill Watkins 
and Margaret Duncan, finds that 
a single adult residing in Ventura 
County alone would need to more 
than $20,000 per year or $10 per 
hour, to make ends meet. 

Wal-Mart has received more 
than $2.6 million in subsidies 
from the city of Oxnard toward 
the development of their store 
in 1992, yet the super center 
pays its employees low wages 
and provides very limited health 
benefits. 

"Proposition 86, a state 
tobacco initiative on the 



California November ballot 
would increase health coverage 
for children," Vargas said. 
"This is the perfect opportunity 
for voting citizens to make a 
difference in the issue of poverty 
and health, because strengthening 
the voice of working families 
though voter participation begins 
with the individual." 

Vargas cited Robert Putnam's 
work that describes how our 
American democracy and 
historical sense of community 
is being eroded by our declining 
social interaction as individuals 
in society. 

"He has such a wonderful and 
important work for social justice 
and it is sorely needed," said 
Joan McClellan spokesperson for 
Global exchange. "There is a huge 
disparity between the highest and 



lowest wage workers who don't 
work over 40 hours a week with 
no benefits. It's unfair." 

CAUSE also concentrates 
efforts to develop leadership by 
working with various women's 
organizations and young adults 
with programs like Arts for 
Action, because as Vargas said, 
"Music and art reach our youth 
today." 

If you would like to meet 
Vargas and his staff or just see 
what CAUSE is all about join 
them in celebrating 5 years of 
service Oct. 13 at the Universal 
Unitarian Church of Ventura at 6 
p.m. The address is: 5645 Ralston 
St., Ventura. Tickets are $20. 

For information about 
CAUSE, email them at 
marcos@livablewage.org or 

call (805) 658-0810 x 201. 
The office is located: 2021 
Sperry Ave., Suite 18, Ventura. 



Alumni to mentor currently-enrolled students 

By AmbCr TrOCkey professionally." follow through," Hackbarth said, have found the experience to bt 



Staff Writer 

To increase networking and 
business communications among 
current students, California 
Lutheran University has teamed 
up with alumni to create the 
Alumni Mentor Program. 

This program is aimed at 
providing guidance to current 
CLU students, and to set up 
internship opportunities. 

Nicole Hackbarth, Assistant 
director of alumni relations, who 
recieved her bachelors degree in 
2003 and her masters degree in 
2005, is currently working with 
this program. 

"This is a mentoring and 
networking opportunity for 
the students," Hackbarth 
said. "The program will open 
doors for students, hopefully 



There are a number of changes 
being made to the program. The 
hope is that the program will be 
more effective and accessible. 

This year, the program is set 
to be only online. Students will be 
able to sign-up through the web 
site and browse through a list of 
available mentors. 

Once the student has found 
a mentor in his or her area of 
interest, the student can click 
the mentor's name to view the 
contact information. 

The interaction between 
students and alumni is then 
left for the student to initiate. 
Students can only click on the 
name of one mentor a total of 
three times. This is to encourage 
the use and exploration of other 
mentors, as well. 

"I encourage students to really 



•'The alums are really excited.' 

The success of the program is 
largely dependant on the alumni 
students. These alumni mentors 
are not selected, but have actually 
signed up with the university to 
participate. 

These alumni students are 
eager to meet with current 
students and to the help the 
students in any way they can. 

The Alumni Mentor Program 
will consist of a number of 
different areas of interest for 
students. 

Students are encouraged to 
notify the department of Alumni 
Relations if there is an area of 
interest missing from the list, and 
the office will try to get that area 
filled. 

Students who have 

participated in the program past 



be 
extremely rewarding. 

"This program is incredible. I 
was given a chance to experience 
so many things that I wouldn't 
have had the opportunity to do 
if I wasn't involved in something 
like this," Jenny Andrews, CLU 
student said. 

While the program is still 
fairly new at CLU, the university 
hopes that the program will 
achieve success. 

"A lot of other universities 
already have this program." 
Hackbarth said. "Our alumni 
base is young, but the network is 
growing." 

The updated Alumni Mentor 
Program will have an online 
launch date of Nov. 1 . To 
access this Web site, current 
students and alumni can go to 
www.callutheran.edu/alumni 



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October 4, 2006 



Christine Chavez to speak at CLU 



By Clair Tenney 

Staff Writer 

Labor and political activist, 
Christine Chavez, granddaugh- 
ter of Cesar Chavez, will be 
speaking at California Lutheran 
University on Wednesday, Oct. 
25 at 6 p.m. in the Preus-Brandt 
Forum. 

The event is sponsored by 
the Office of Multicultural and 
International Programs, and 
moderated by Dr. Erany Barrow- 
Pryor. 

Chavez's lifetime commit- 
ment to public service, civil 
rights and the labor movement 
will give students the opportu- 
nity to gain a wealth of informa- 
tion, knowledge and experience. 
She will share her work and 
how it has made a difference; as 
well as memories of how her 
grandfather changed her life 
and impacted the world with his 
commitment to justice. 



"Ms. Chavez' commitment 
to 'change the world for the bet- 
ter' can and will impact students 
in a positive way," Pryor said. 
"Her presence at CLU will be 
a powerful statement of the 
university's announced mission 
to expose students to diverse and 
meaningful engagement with 
ideas." 

Bom in Delano, Calif., 
Chavez demonstrated allegiance 
to the labor movement at' an 
early age. She was arrested with 
her family, at the age of 4, for 
refusing to depart the front of 
a store and continuing to sell 
grapes. 

Upon the death of her grand- 
father in 1993 she has devoted 
her life to helping others. 

She has served for eight years 
as the political director for the 
United Farm Worker Union, the 
organization that her grandfather 
co-founded 40 years ago. 

"My grandfather taught me 



the importance in a democracy 
of representation for those unable 
to represent themselves. That 
naturally drives me to want to 
represent the needs of the poor, 
the homeless and yes, even the 
non-human animals with which 
we share the land and the waters 
of this great state," Chavez said, 
in her Internet site for candidate 
of the California Assembly 45th 
District. 

She currently works for the 
Community College League 
of California, and is helping to 
quality a plan for the 2008 ballot 
that will place community col- 
leges for more state funding. 

Her commitment extends 
to other organizations as well: 
UNITE HERE Local H's battle 
against the hotel industry, over- 
seeing the annual Cesar Chavez 
Walk where over 10,000 people 
come to honor the legacy of her 
grandfather and his work, team- 
ing with the'Rev. Al Sharpton for 



the formation of The Latino and 
African American Leadership 
Alliance, and joining local 
California janitors in getting 
arrested over poor wages and 
benefits. 

"Not only is she [Chavez] 
the living embodiment of her 
grandfather's legacy, but she 
has kept that legacy alive and 
in action. 

This legacy includes a 
demand for justice and equal 
opportunity for all," Pryor said. 

In her speech to CLU, Chavez 
will discuss the roles Cesar 
Chavez played in changing labor 
forces, the sacrificing of his life 
to change justice and her work 
with political activism. 

As well as engaging in a 
question and answer session. 

Pryor compares Cesar 
Chavez with Dr. Martin Luther 
King because of his willingness 
to surrender his own life for 



"Cesar Chavez was not assas- 
sinated like Dr. King, but many 
times, like Ghandi. he went on 
hunger strikes. 

The physical toll of these 
hunger strikes directly contrib- 
uted to his death. The concept of 
sacrificing one's life for a cause 
is a strange and foreign concept 
to the present generation," Pryor 
said. 

Chavez was named Latina 
Magazine's Woman of the Year 
in 2004 for her longtime contri- 
butions to civil rights issues. 

In particular, was her effort 
to give gay couples the right to 
marry under law. 

"The labor market affects 
me and other students as well, 
this is a current issue and will 
continue to be a growing issue as 
we move into the work force," 
junior Dominique Bargy said. 
"We need to be concerned with 
this issue because it can and will 
affect us in our lives." 



Escort Services available on campus 



By Kara Corliss 

Staff Writer 

Escort Services is willing 
and ready to escort students in 
need of safe transportation to 
their on-campus destinations. 

According to Klay Peterson, 
director of Safety and Security, 
Escort Services is available 
for students anywhere on the 
California Lutheran University 
campus, Sunday through 
Thursday from 7 p.m. to mid- 
night. 



"We also can provide 
escorts as time allows 
to students who have 
an injury or who are ill... 
We are happy to provide 
services to students who 
are having trouble getting 
around campus." 

Klay Peterson 



Although Escort Services is 
mainly directed toward escort- 
ing students at night, Peterson 
said the service is also used for 
other benefits, day or night. 

"We also can provide escorts 
as time allows to students who 
have an injury or who are ill," 
Peterson said. "We are happy 
to provide services to students 
who are having trouble getting 
around campus." 

He said there are three stu- 
dent escorts who are working 



at the peak times between 9 
p.m. and midnight, and that 
there is always a trained offi- 
cer on duty. 

Peterson said that he does 
not want students to hesitate to 
use the service. 

"Escorts are specifically 
on the campus for the exact 
purpose to escort people to 
and from places on campus," 
Peterson said. "It is not a bur- 
den for us to escort students, 
we enjoy doing it and it is 
another service to keep stu- 
dents safe." 

Peterson also said that CLU 
students who are worried about 
their relationships should use 
the service as well. 

"We want them to feel like 
they can come to us to get from 
point A to point B," he said. 

Karlie Watland, a junior at 
CLU, said although she feels 
safe at CLU, she wouldn't hes- 
itate to use the Escort Service. 

"It's a good idea," she said. 
"I'm sure if I ever felt uneasy, 
I would use the service." 

Watland said she was on 
campus at 4 a.m. for part of 
her photography class and felt 
comfortable walking alone. 

"I felt surprisingly safe 
walking around the campus," 
she said. 

According to Peterson, 
CLU is a relatively-safe cam- 
pus, but students should be 
aware of non-CLU students 
coming onto the property. 

"We have an open campus," 
he said. "Sometimes people 
wander onto the campus that 
don't belong here." 




Photograph hj Justin Campbell 

Photographed from left to right sophmore Dennelle Peach, sophmore Ashley Haynes and 
junior Nathanel Mihoch. 



Freshman Bryan Rivera 
said the Escort Services is 
convenient for all students, 
especially with news of the 
recent assault on campus. 

"I have been in the library 
late sometimes and I wish 
I had an escort," he said. 
"It's definitely a worthwhile 
because that is important for 
men and women on campus." 

Peterson said that avail- 
able escorts are very timely in 
getting to students who need 
service. 

"Ninety-five percent ^>f the 
time, escorts can be available 
to students in five minutes," 
he said. 



security cars. In all, there are 
three electric carts that are usu- 
ally used to transport students. 
Escort Services can transport 
up to three people in the elec- 
tric carts, and four students if 
in a CLU vehicle. 

In addition to accompany- 
ing students, escorts also drive 
around the campus to add 
another set of eyes and ears 
to look for potential problems 
that may be occurring on cam- 
pus, Peterson said. 

Peterson also said that the 
Escort Services is strictly for 
on-campus CLU students only 
and cannot offer the escort 



"There are two big/ issues 
with offering the escort ser- 
vice to off-campus locations," 
Peterson said. "Security and 
safety resources need to be 
directed at the university. If we 
were offering our services to 
off-campus, we wouldn't be as 
available for students who are 
on campus.'.' 

The second issue is that 
some students may be' tempted 
to take advantage oflthe ser-~ 
vice for other needs rather than 
safety concerns. Peterson said. 

Students can contact the 
Escort Service by calling the 
Campus Safety office business 
line at extension 3208, or the 



service for people off campus 
Peterson said escorts wear wanting a ride back to campus dispatch atextension 391 1 
CLU security shirts and marked or visa versa. \ 



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ISS Services surveys freshmen 



By Wes Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran 

University freshman Laura 
Dale won an iPod by filling out 
a quick online survey that she 
accessed through her MyCLU 
portal. 

Every year, the Information 
Systems and Services (ISS) 
department creates a survey 
that targets freshmen and trans- 
fer students. 

"Basically, we asked all 
the new students to complete 
a survey and the people that 
answered the most correctly 
were given a prize," said 
Jennifer Goldberg Library 
Services assistant. 

In past years, the survey, 
which asks questions such as, 
"what do you do if you need 
a network cable for your com- 
puter?" and, "Where would you 
go on campus to check out a 
video camera?" has been filled 
out on paper. 

"Because today's student 
is so tech savvy, this tells us 
where we need to start instruc- 



tion," said Sue Bauer, director 
of Computer Training. "[The 
survey] tells us whether we 
need to start with this is a cur- 
sor and this is a mouse, or if we 
should start with teaching how 
to gather information from our 
online databases." 

This year, the survey was 
conducted online through the 
MyCLU portal with the hope 
that the increased convenience 
and accessibility would increase 
student participation. 

The survey is intended to let 
students know about all of the 
services that ISS provides. 

"Most people I talked to 
said they didn't do [the sur- 
vey] because it looked lame," 
Dale said. "But you never 
really know what you will win 
and what you will learn in the 
process. My laptop came down 
with a virus a little while ago 
and I knew exactly where to 
take it to have it fixed." 

Even though not all students 
took advantage of the survey, it 
was effective for Dale. 

"The survey forced me to 
look at that paper ISS left in 



my room, " she said. "I would 
have just thrown it away if there 
wasn't a prize involved, and I 
actually learned some valuable 
information, like ISS will fix 
your computer and even give 
you free virus protection if you 
need it." 

While many of the questions 
may seem basic, they provide 
important information to new 
students at CLU. 

The survey teaches students 
that ISS will sell them a network 
cable for their computer, that 
Media Services will rent them a 
video camera, and that the two 
atriums in the library and the 
lobby out in front are the only 
places where cell phones are 
allowed at the Pearson Library. 

In addition to the iPod, ISS 
also gave away one $100 gift 
card to Best Buy, two $50 gift 
cards to the CLU Bookstore and 
seven sets of movie tickets. 

"We were pretty proud of 
[the students who won prizes] 
because they showed very well 
in their survey responses," 
Bauer said. "These particular 
students excelled." 




Dry campus policy difficult to enforce 

Student alcohol consumption on campus is topic of controversy 



By Peter Burgwaid 

Staff Writer 

Despite continued attempts 
to enforce the alcohol policy at 
California Lutheran University, 
the consumption of alcohol on 
campus is still a topic of con- 
troversy. 

"Students are growing and 
testing boundaries and, as a 
result, alcohol is on campus," 
said Angela Naginey, director 
of Residence Life. "But because 



of our policy its effects are less 
in-your-face." 

The Residence Life Office 
at CLU not only enforces the 
alcohol policy, among others, 
but also oversees all judicial 
affairs associated with resident 
documentations. 

Between the academic years 
of 2004 - 2005 and 2005 - 2006, 
Residence Life has seen a 32 
percent increase in the number 
of alcohol documentations. 

"I think most students find 



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the policy to be overcautious 
and really more annoying than 
anything else," senior Carmen 
Knight said. 

Knight has two alcohol- 
related documentations and she 
and her roommate are now on 
residence hall probation. She 
said she was aware of the alco- 
hol policy upon entering CLU 
as a freshman, but that since 
then she has become exasper- 
ated with its strict enforcement. 

Resident Assistants only 
enter a room if they have good 
reason to believe a policy is 
being violated within the dorm 
room, Naginey said. 

"The intent of this policy is 
that CLU does not believe that 
alcohol contributes to an edu- 
cational environment," Naginey 
said. "The residence halls are 
an extension of that educational 
environment." 

"I feel that if you are 21, 
you should be able to do what 
is rightfully legal for a 21 -year- 
old," senior Dustin Friedman 
said. 

Friedman said he no longer 
lives on campus, because he 
prefers a more easy-going envi- 
ronment. 

"I don't think resident assis- 



tants should be out to get you," 
Friedman said, "but that's what 
I feel like they are doing." 



"The intent of this policy 
is that CLU does not believe 
that alcohol contributes to 
an educational environment," 



Angela Naginey 



According to Naginey, if 
an RA is aware of a policy 
violation they are required to 
confront the situation and docu- 
ment the student(s) who are 
responsible. A documentation 
is not immediately a ruling of 
guilt. Each case is investigated 
and, if a student is not satisfied 
with the results, there are spe- 
cific channels for appeals that 
the student may pursue. 

"I don't like documenting 
people, no RA does, but it's 
part of my job," said Kaila 
Hochhalter, sophmore resident 
assistant. "1 know some stu- 
dents disagree with the policy, 
but they knew it was a rule 



before they came here and I 
think it's important that our 
school at least try to do some- 
thing to promote a good study 
environment." 

Every report by another stu- 
dent as to a policy violation on 
campus is taken seriously and 
investigated. 

"We try not to use the term 
'dry campus' because we know 
[alcohol] is here," Naginey 
said. 

Despite criticism that the 
alcohol policy is overcautious, 
there has only been one. DUI 
citation on campus in the last 
two years. 

"We've never seen CLU 
without this policy so it's hard 
to say what it would be like 
without it," Friedman said. 

Naginey said any student 
who claims that the alcohol 
policy is no longer necessary 
should visit a campus without 
this policy. 

"Then they might understand 
what studying is really like on 
those campuses," she said. 

Specific CLU policies on 
alcohol are detailed in the 
2006 - 2007 student handbook 
available at the Residence Life 
Office. 



Calendar 



4 The Echo 



October 4, 2006 




Events 



Wednesday 

October 4 

• Art Exhibition - Sculpture by John 
Storojev (through Oct. 22) 

Kwan Fong Gallery 

• Morning Prayer 

Chapel, 8 a.m. 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Men 's Soccer vs. R alt a nils 

North Field, 4 p.m. 

• Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Test Anxiety <S Test Taking 
Strategies Workshop 

Library Lab 7, 6 p.m. 
• Martial Arts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio. 6 p.m. 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 p.m. 

• College Night 

Borderline, 9:30 p.m 



Thursday 



October 5 

• Yoga 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• What Can I Do With This Major? 
Workshop 

Nelson Room, 5:30 p.m. 

• Pilules 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

• The Need 

SUB, 10 p.m. 



Friday 



October 6 

• CLU Disability Awareness Week 
-Speaker Nick Vujicic 

Chapel; 10 a.m. 

• Illustrated Lecture: An Ancient 
Athlethic Trophy -Ernst E Tonsing, 
Ph.D. 

Library, 5 p.m. 



• Yoga 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

■ Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

■ Vollebyall vs. Redlands 

Gym, 7:30 p.m. 
•ClubLu 

SUB, 9 p.m. 



Saturday 

October 7 

• Men 's Soccer vs. La Verne 

North Field. 1 1 a.m. 

Sunday 

October 8 

• Lord of Life Worship Service 

Chapel, 6:15 p.m. 



Monday 



October 9 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Martial A rts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

* Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 p.m. 

• Kindred Sisters Bible Study 

Chapel Lounge, 8 p.m. 






TUESDAY 



October 10 

• Learning Styles Workshop 

Library Lab 7. 1 1 a.m. 

• Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Pilates 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 



Anxious and Overwhelmed by Life's Daily Demands? 
National Depression Screening Day Can Help 

People say college is supposed to be "the time of your life". You meet friends that 
last a lifetime, and have the freedom to do what you want. But for many, adjusting to 
college life can be difficult. Many students left feeling stressed, anxious, 
disconnected and alone. 

In order to help students cope, The Psychology Department at California Lutheran 
University is now offering screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that 
often go undiagnosed and are misunderstood. 

If you are feeling sad and angry, weepy and tired, can't stop worrying, are having 
nightmares, yo-yo between being elated and being down or know someone who is, 
National Depression Screening Day can help you figure out what is wrong. 

Students need to understand that depression and anxiety are not character flaws or 
personal weaknesses. They are illnesses that are highly responsive to treatment. If 
you have not been feeling like yourself lately, you should come and take a free, anon- 
ymous screening at Counseling Services on Thursday Sept. 5, 2006 from 7-8 
p.m. or Overton Hall on Friday Sept. 6, 2006 from 10 -11 a.m. 

The Psychology Department will be offering free, confidential screenings for depres- 
sion, bipolar disorder, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. At the screening, 
you can fill out a questionnaire and talk with a counselor about your personal situa- 
tion. Even if you don't have a mood or anxiety disorder and are just going through a 
couple of bad days, you are invited to come take advantage of the program and learn 
about what services are available on campus. You may learn something that will help 
you or a friend in the future. 

Questions you might be asked at the screening event include: 
Have you lost pleasure in things you used to enjoy? 
Do you have trouble sleeping or eating? 

Does your mood fluctuate between overly "high" to sad and hopeless? 
Are you keyed up and anxious all the time? 

Are you having nightmares about something that happened to you in 
the past? 
How long have you been feeling this way? 

The screenings and information sessions are being held on two dates: 
Counseling Services, Thursday Sept. 5, 7 - 8 p.m. 
Overton Hall, Friday Sept. 6, 10 - 11 a.m. 



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New fitness class offers alternative workout 



By Amber Sims 



Special to the Echo 

More than 30 students 
attended the first Pilates fitness 
class on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the 
new Dance and Fitness Studio 
in the Gilbert Sports Center at 
California Lutheran University 
by instructor Heidi Stevens. 

Pilates has never before been 
offered as a group fitness class at 
CLU. Not only was this the offi- 
cial debut for Pilates as a class, 
but also for the new Dance and 
Fitness Studio facility. Pilates 
is offered every Tuesday and 
Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

According to Stevens, who is 
also an Assistant Athletic Trainer 
for the Athletic department at 
CLU, Pilates is a form of exer- 
cise that aims at conditioning the 
body's core muscles, including 
abdominal, back and shoulder 
muscles. 

The Pilates classes offered at 
CLU are considered to be mat- 
based Pilates, which is the most 
popular form of the exercise, and 
the least expensive according to 
Stevens. 

"Mat-based Pilates is a series 



of exercises performed on the 
floor using gravity and your own 
body weight to provide resis- 
tance," Steven said 

"Pilates will improve posture, 
balance and coordination," She 
said. "Pilates began as a rehabili- 
tation-based program, designed 
for bed-ridden patients by Joseph 
Pilates." 

Stevens herself uses the exer- 
cises for rehabilitating athletes 
at CLU, and has been teaching 
Pilates for more than four years. 

Nathan Fall, an Area 
Residence Coordinator and 
Coordinator for Intramurals and 
Fitness at CLU, mentioned that 
all of the group fitness classes 
are free to attend, and they are 
offered not just to students, but to 
all staff and faculty as well. 

"Fitness Instructors are paid 
through the Student Life budget, 
and each class instructor is paid 
differently," Fall said. "Pilates 
was added to the fitness class 
schedule because we knew that is 
was a popular class for all users 
and there were many requests 
coming in to get Pilates on cam- 
pus over the last few years." 

Fall also discussed that Hip 



Hop, Kickboxing. Self-Defense 
and Martial Arts classes are 
sometimes stereotyped for only 
a certain type of person, and 
some people feel more comfort- 
able with classes like Pilates and 
Yoga. 

Yoga however, according to 
Stevens, is much different than 
Pilates. 

"Yoga is more of a mind, 
body and stretching exercise with 
less core strength building com- 
pared to Pilates," she said. 

Some who attended the class 
were trying Pilates for the first 
time. Senior Patty Wilson, who 
has taken yoga classes before, 
said she wanted to try Pilates to 
compare the two exercises. 

"Pilates is different than Yoga, 
it's awkward at first," Wilson 
said. "I over estimated what I 
could do in this class." 

Wilson however, said she 
would recommend Pilates to a 
friend to try. 

Senior Courtney Robertson, 
who also attended the class, has 
done Pilates before and described 
the exercise form as, "fun but dif- 
ferent." 

Stevens said -that the classes 



offered at CLU are considered 
beginning Pilates, but all levels 
of Pilates participants can attend. 

Students Renae Thomson and 
Briana Smalling also tried Pilates 
for the first time when they came 
to the class. 

"I had heard good things 
about Pilates, my mom has been 
telling me all about it," Thomson 
said. 

"All of our roommates were 
going, and 1 wanted to try and 
increase my flexibility" Smalling 
said. "We all liked the class a 
lot!" Thomson added that coming 
to the class was kind of a social 
gathering for them. 

Joseph H. Pilates, whom the 
exercise is named after, was born 
in 1880 in Germany near the 
town of Diisseldorf, according to 
the Web site for the Pilates Studio 
of Central Ohio, at www.pilatesst 
udioofcentralohio.com. As a child 
he was plagued with rickets, asth- 
ma and rheumatic fever, but was 
determined to overcome these 
ailments. He began his" work, 
designing what was originally 
called "Contrology," instead of 
Pilates, from his bed. 

When he later came to New 



York City, N.Y in 1926, he began 
collecting clients who had heard 
of his training abilities. These 
clients included famous danc- 
ers and movie stars like George 
Balanchine and Katherine 
Hepburn, according to the Web 
site. 

Contrology became an inte- 
gral part of training for many 
types of performers, as well as 
doctor-advised health programs 
in the 1930s and 1940s. During 
that time Pilates wrote two books 
on his philosophies titled "Your 
Health," and "Return to Life." 

Also according to PSCO, 
Contrology later became known 
as Pilates in the 1950's, as it was 
adopted by mainstream institu- 
tions, like New York University, 
N.Y. 

Today Pilates is considered 
a global phenomenon offered 
in most major countries through 
training programs, products and 
equipment, according to the 
PSCO. One of the most interest- 
ing facts about attending Pilates 
classes are that no shoes are 
required to participate, in fact, 
they are not recommended. 



Family weekend brings comedy to campus 



By Melissa Healy 

Staff Writer 

Laughter filled the new 
Gilbert Arena during this week- 
end's comedy show featuring 
Tom Papa and Godfrey who 
performed stand up comedy to a 
group of CLU students and their 
families. 

The event took place on 
Saturday during family weekend, 
and was organized by the Student 
Life Office. 

"Student Life wanted to do a 
large scale event," said Courtney 
Parks, the event organizer. "This 
was a good time, with families 
here." 

She explained why comedy 
was chosen during family week- 



end. "Comedy would work bet- 
ter than music because it would 
appeal to different people," Parks 
said. 

Tom Papa performed for the 
first half of the show. He joked 
about his wife, his toddler and 
crazy people. He included CLU 
into his routine. 

"Cal Lutheran, this is a great 
school," Papa said as he sipped 
bottled water, "they get their 
water from Costco." 

He is an experienced per- 
former and has appeared on "Late 
Night with Conan O'Brian," 
"The Late Show with David 
Letterman" and "The Tonight 
Show with Jay Leno." 

Papa has also appeared in 



the films "The Life Coach," and 
"Analyze That." He recently 
released his debut CD called 
"Calm, Cool and Collected," a 35 
minute compilation of his com- 
edy routines. 



"Farting is like laughing. 
Don't hold it in. Just let it 
out." 



Godfrey 



He joked as to why he came to 
CLU. "Do you have any money?" 
Papa said. "Ok, then I'll come." 

Godfrey followed Papa. His 



routine included librarians, fart- 
ing, his own parents and midg- 
ets. 

"Farting is like laughing. 
Don't hold it in. Just let it out," 
he said. 

Godfrey had the crowd 
laughing when he compared his 
Nigerian father's phone voice to 
that of The Lion King's, Mufasa. 

"I liked it," CLU student Brad 
Boty said. "It was entertaining." 

Best known as the 7-Up 
spokesman, Godfrey has appeared 
in the films "Zoolander," and 
"Soul Plane." He has been on 
Comedy Central, VH1 and BET. 
Godfrey has also released a CD 
called "Shut Your Mout'." 

Godfrey and Papa flew in 



from New York before appear- 
ing at CLU. Godfrey resides in 
New York and Papa commutes 
between New York and Los 
Angeles. 

"My drivers' license says 
L.A., but I'm rarely home," Papa 
said. 

Papa will be appearing at 
The Comedy and Magic Club in 
Hermosa Beach on Oct. 18-21. 
Godfrey will be appearing on the 
"Carson Daly Show" on Oct. 27. 

The next event planned 
by Student Life is "Midnight 
Madness," which will kickoff the 
Kingsmen and Regals basketball 
season with a pep rally that will 
contain contests, games and 
crowd participation. 



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Homecoming 

The Derby Club at Seaside Park 

Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. 

Tickets go on sale in the SUB front desk on 

October 11 for $20 and starting Oct. 21 and at 

the door, $25 
FREE Homecoming T-Shirt with ticket purchase! 

It is semi-formal so dress to impress! 



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Storojev's work featured in gallery 

By Andrea Wilson 



October 4, 2006 



Staff Writer 

As you stroll into the 
Soiland Humanities Center to 
observe the Kwan Fong Gallery 
of Art and Culture, you will 
see original sculptures on dis- 
play by California Lutheran 
University's sculpture instructor, 
John Storojev. The sculptures 
will catch your eye because of 
the originality and that is put into 
each one. 

These pieces of art have vari- 
ety and detail, and can be exam- 
ined and compared. The sculp- 
tures have a mixture of styles, 
and are all shaped differently. 
They have different textures and 
colors that put each piece in their 
own category. Many of them are 
statues of people that look imagi- 
native and unique. 

The sculptures are mainly 
made of metal, stone and clay. 
Storojev is always experiment- 
ing with new techniques, such 
as crystals and water in his water 
fountains. This makes the sculp- 
tures exceptional and fascinating. 

You will also find stone sculp- 
tures on display that portray the 
human body in a realistic way. 
The sculptures are authentic 
and very thorough. A significant 
ammount of work is put into 
these masterpieces. This is what 
makes these sculptures stand out 
from other pieces of art that have 
been on display in the Soiland 
Humanities Center. The faces 
have character and detail, dis- 
playing how much time and effort 
was put into each piece. 

"The work is so interesting 
and I spent a good deal of time 




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change about CLU? 




Joey Gertie, 2006 

"The co-hab policy 
because I love girls' 
company." 



Phil Lehman, 
2006 

"The wack b** alco- 
hol policy."! 



just observing the sculptures," 
senior Meghan Tholen said. "I 
really enjoyed examining each 
piece of work because each one 
was so exceptional." 

As for the creator of these 
sculptures, Storojev has a diverse 
background, being Asian-born 
and educated in the United States. 
His sculptures are as diverse as 
he is, and this stands out when 
one compares the sculptures to 
each other. 

They all have so many dif- 
ferences and yet you can still tell 
that they were all done by one 
specific artist. 

Long-time friend Patrick 



Photo by Justin Campbell 

Logan said, "The sculptures are 
so interesting, and I have never 
seen anything quite like them. : 
John Storojev is very talented; 
and his work is very fresh and 
modern." 

The CLU Web site explains 
that, "Storojev creates sculptural 
pieces that present a wide and 
intimate familiarity with different 
media as diverse and eclectic as 
his background." 

The sculptures will be present 
on display from Sept. 28, 2006 
through Oct. 22, so take a few 
minutes out of your schedule and 
observe these pieces of art. 





Natalie Gonzalez, 
2009 



"Sororities." 



Jesse Matlock, 
2009 




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October 4, 2006 



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Alumni profile: White founds PR firm 



By Ashley Baro ndess 

Staff Writer 

Just 1 9 days after graduation, 
Evan White opened his own 
public relations firm and has 
proven to be very successful. 

White, originally from 
Spokane, Wash., graduated from 
California Lutheran University 
in 2006 with a degree in 
Communication. During his 
last three semesters at CLU, he 
interned for a local PR agency 
where he not only learned how 
business works, but realized 
that he could do the job himself 
and make the same amount of 
money— if not more. 

"It's very difficult at times, 
but very fun," White said. 

He said that working 1 8-20- 
hour days the first few months 
was tough, but he has adjusted 
to working a solid 12-hour day. 



"With clients on four con- 
tinents, it is not uncommon 
for me to work late at night," 
White said. "Sometimes 1 have 
to force myself to rum off my 
phone." 

Companies from North 
America, Asia, Australia and 
Europe have hired Evan White 
PR to handle their public rela- 
tions. 

White's biggest client at the 
moment is Kyle MacDonald, 
the man who traded one red 
paper clip for a house. By play- 
ing the child's game of trad- 
ing for something "bigger or 
better" each time, MacDonald 
ended up with a house in the 
town of Kipling Saskatchewan, 
Canada. Three weeks ego. 
White attended the housewarm- 
ing party, along with 2,000 
guests. His story can be found 



at www.oneredpaperclip.com. 

Another client of White's 
will be on Good Morning 
America, when, 10 days from 
now, Scotty and Fiddy will 
begin to hitchhike their way 
across the United States, hitting 
every one of the State Capitol 
Buildings in 50 days. With 
Global Positioning System cell 
phone devices that will track 
their every move, observers will 
be able to follow tier path on 
www.Hitch50.com. 

Selling his name on Jan. 1, 
2007, is yet another of White's 
clients. The bid on e-bay is 
$25,000, but expected to reach 
one quarter of a million dollars. 
To track his earnings check out 
www.choosemyname.com. 

"My client base is get- 
ting to large for me to handle 
by myself," said White, who 



recently hired Erika Limm, his 
first intern from CLU. 

White's roommate and 
friend of four years, Roy Riley, 
has watched White build this 
company from the beginning. 

"I'm waiting for him to get 
big and famous, so that he can 
afford to hire me," Riley said. 



"My client base is getting 
too large for me to handle 
by myself." 

Evan White 



White said he aspires to 
someday become as successful 
as Donny Deutch, who he con- 
siders to be the "marketing guru 
of the 21st century." 



"It's great being your own 
boss, but I still wouldn't recom- 
mend it to everyone" he said. 

White also said it is impor- 
tant to have fun in whatever 
you do. 

"As long as you are having 
fun, everything will work out," 
he said. 

White said he took this 
approach at CLU, missing class 
quite frequently, and getting 
written up a few times. 

""I got a 'B' in PR," he said. 
"Grades don't always dictate 
how life turns out." 

"It's just what I do..." says 
the slogan for Evan White PR. 
The twenty-two-year-old, CLU 
alum has great hopes for the 
future. 

Follow his success by 
logging onto his website at 
www.evanwhitepr.com. 



ASCLU keeps students informed 

KV ASIIIeV BarOIMGSS they ha\c done the Club Lu administration," she said. up about their concerns, whether alumni and the board of direc- 



they have done the Club Lu 
back-to-school night that was 
held on Friday Sept. 1, and the 
Club Lu at Chuck E. Cheese on 
Friday Sept. 22. On Friday Oct. 
6, they will be having Club Lu at 
Golf-N-Stuff in Ventura. A car- 
nival will also be hosted by them 
on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. on 
Memorial Parkway at CLU. 



"Their goal this year is to 
help improve school spirit,, 
pride, increase awareness 
of the Study Abroad pro- 
gram and improve safety on 
campus." 



administration," she said. up about their concerns, whether alumni and the board of direc 

ASCLU is the formal repre- small or large. tors, it just makes relations 

sentation for the students at CLU "Without ASCLU, students between the two easier," Malloy 

and enables students to speak wouldn't have connections to said. 



Disability Awareness Week 2006 

"Breaking barriers building awe 



Staff Writer 

The Associated Student 
California Lutheran University 
Government meets in Nygreen 
6 on Monday nights, to help stu- 
dents and administration discuss 
problems pertinent to students. 
The topics covered are crucial to 
California Lutheran University 
life. Anyone can join in on the 
meetings. 

ASCLU has three branches, 
executive, legislative and a pro- 
grams board, which help approve 
other clubs at CLU. The Senate 
meetings are from 5 p.m. to 7 
p.m. and the Programs Board 
meetings are held from 7 p.m. 
to 9 p.m. The executive branch 
has five members: president, 
vice president, secretary and two 
cabinet members, who serve as 
student representatives. 

The senate helps improve 
students' lives addressing edu- 
cational, social and economical 
problems. They also help orga- 
nize and set up the Study Abroad 
program at CLU. In addition, the 
Senate also writes bills and reso- 
lutions that are addressed and 
must be passed at meetings. 

"Their goal this year is to 
help improve school spirit, pride, 
increase awareness of the Study 
Abroad program and to check 
out and improve safety on cam- 
pus," Autumn Malloy ASCLU 
President said. "They also hope 
to promote special recognition to 
club spotlights per month." 

The programs board does the 
planning for student activities. 
These activities include dances 
and Club Lu events. Previously. 



Autumn Malloy 



The programs board will also 
be doing the homecoming dance 
on Saturday Oct. 21, at 9 p.m. at 
the Derby Club at Seaside Park 
in Ventura. The tickets will be 
sold in advance for $20 and $25 
at the door. 

Next week, ASCLU will be 
addressing their first piece of 
legislation, which will be for 
purchasing a passport identifica- 
tion machine. 

"This in the hopes of saving 
students lots of money on their 
passport I.D. photos and promot- 
ing the Study Abroad program," 
said Malloy. 

"The best thing about ASCLU 
is getting to interact with all dif- 
ferent types of students and 



.*' 



Special Guest Speaker: Nick Vujicic 

Friday, October 6, 2006 

10:00am Samuelson Chapel 



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Or contact the CAAR Office at 493-3260 







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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is 
dealt you represents determinism; the way 
you play it is free will. 



• Jawaharal Nehru 



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October 4, 2006 



War in Iraq makes U.S. less safe 




By Chris McGninness 



Staff Writer 

From its inception, adminis- 
tration officials have claimed the 
war in Iraq would curb terrorism 
throughout the world and would 
bring both peace and freedom 
to the Middle East. However, 
according to a recently leaked 
report from 16 of America's top 
intelligence agencies, it appears 
the case may be the exact oppo- 



The report, a document writ- 
ten with the collaboration of 
every major intelligence agency 
in the nation, was originally 
classified, but portions of it were 
leaked to the New York Times. 
According to the newspaper, the 
document claimed that radical 
Islamic terrorism or, "Jihadist 
movement," was growing 
throughout the world and that 
the ongoing war in Iraq was a 
"major factor" in spreading the 
violence. 

"The Iraq conflict has become 
the 'cause celebre' for Jihadists, 
breeding a deep resentment of 
U.S. involvement," the report 
said. 

After the article appeared in 
the press, the Bush administra- 
tion released a short "summary" 
of the report. The four-page 
document is only one-tenth of the 
full report, and is less "critical" 
of the role of Iraq in the growth 
of the terrorist movement. 



This report only confirms 
what many have been saying 
since the very beginning of the 
war: that invading Iraq without 
a decent strategy would cre- 
ate more terrorists and leave 
America less safe. 



The report is showing 
the conflict in Iraq is not 
only making the situation 
worse, but may be fueling a 
rise in global terror. 



The truth is that due to the fact 
that the U.S. lacks adequate troop 
numbers in such a large country. 
It cannot secure the border nor 
many of the towns and cities 
where the terrorists blend in with 



the population. This has allowed 
a massive number of insurgents 
from all over the world to come 
into Iraq and join one of the 
many terror cells in order to train 
in a real-time battleground. 

This training allows them to 
practice deadly tactics such as 
building improvised explosives 
and test them out on American 
troops. If these radicals survive 
their time in Iraq, they can then 
take these skills back to their 
home countries or worse, to 
America. 

We have been told time and 
time again that the purpose of 
the "War on Terror" is to make 
the U.S. safer and to put a stop 
to terrorism around the world. 
This report is showing the con- 
flict in Iraq is not only making 
the situation worse, but may be 
actually fueling a rise in global 
terror directed toward western 
nations. This puts our nation in 
a very dire situation, and creates 
an environment where our troops 



are being used as practice for 
radical terrorists. 

By simply "staying the 
course," we are only creating 
more terrorists and putting our 
brave young men and women at 
risk. Despite claims that the only 
other option is to "cut and run," 
in reality there are a host of other 
plans that will allow the U.S. to 
get its troops out of harms way 
and salvage what is left of the 
post-war Iraq. 

But before we can begin to fix 
what is wrong in Iraq, Americans 
and our elected official must 
admit that our current strategy is 
not working and that by staying, 
we are only aggravating a very 
volatile region. 

If the Bush administration 
and its supporters truly want to 
win the "War on Terror," they 
would do well to listen to the 
wisdom of these 16 intelligence 
agencies. Ignoring the data in the 
report will only lead to a longer, 
costlier and deadlier war. 



New gambling legislation will do more harm than good 



By Dm Stubblefield 

Opinion Editor 

Since its launch, online gam- 
bling has been considered illegal 
to participate in as a resident of 
the United States. But, because of 
its accessibility and ease of use, it 
has become a multi-billion dollar 
industry in the U.S., drawing the 
ire of tax-hungry, law-making 
politicians. 

During the weekend the 
Senate passed a Homeland 
Security bill that included pro- 
visions intended to end online 
gambling in the U.S. The bill 
calls for all U.S.-based banks 
and credit card companies to not 



allow their customers to complete 
transactions with offshore-based 
gaming corporations. The players 
themselves will not be punished, 
but employees of the banks and 
credit companies will be subject 
to jail time and other punish- 
ments if they do not comply. 

The Senate's main arguments 
for the bill are: online gambling 
is addictive and causes many to 
go into debt, and is too easily 
accessible to children. However, 
their true reasons are more greed 
related. 

Because gambling is illegal in 
most of the U.S., online gaming 
sites, poker rooms included, are 



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based in other countries, rang- 
ing from the United Kingdom 
to Trinidad. These compa- 
nies are not taxed by the U.S. 
Government, which potentially 
costs the U.S. billions of dollars 
of revenue per year. In stateside 
casinos, the U.S. Government 
can tax a player's winnings and 
the casino's profits, both of which 
make a casino very profitable to 
the government. 

As a result of the new legisla- 
tion, the largest offshore gaming 
company, 888 Holdings, reported 
a stock value loss of 48 percent 
in early London trading. The bill 
will undoubtedly cost hundreds, 
if not thousands, of jobs and 
cripple countless publicly-traded 
corporations. 

More important, the bill will 
put control back into the hands 
of organized crime syndicates 
that rely on illegal gaming for 



revenue. 

To take gambling revenue 
from the mob is essentially cut- 
ting the head off of a snake, and 
this is what online gaming has 
accomplished. By not having 
to find a bookie or local poker 
room, gamblers and card players 
have indirectly disempowered 
organized crime syndicates, and 
lowered crime significantly. 

In order to place a bet online, 
a gambler must have cash depos- 
ited in an account handled by the 
gaming company. This simple 
process eliminates the likelihood 
of betting with money that you 
don't have, which is all too easy 
to do when dealing with a bookie. 
When betting with a bookie one 
can place a bet sight-unseen and 
should the bet, or bets, lose, run 
up an un-payable debt to an orga- 
nization that doesn't look kindly 
on those who owe it money. 



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Most local poker rooms are 
also run by unsavory characters, 
and usually incorporate some 
form of hustler or card shark. 
These places also allow people to 
bet with money they don't have, 
leading to the same problems as 
a bookie. 



The bill will put con- 
trol back into the hands of 
organized crime syndicates 
that rely on illegal gaming 
for revenue. 



Online betting, gambling and 
poker are not the detriments to 
society that the conservative 
right-wingers would lead you to 
believe they are. Often they are a 
safe place to partake in an activ- 
ity that one would do regardless 
of whether they're available. By 
sneaking this provision through 
an early Saturday morning ses- 
sion, the Senate has unwittingly 
given power back to those it has 
fought so hard to restrict. 

If they really want to protect 
citizens and children, the Senate 
should legalize online gambling, 
and allow its corporations to set 
up shop in the U.S. This would 
allow for heavier regulations 
regarding age checking, and, 
apparently most important, allow 
the government to create more 
streams of tax revenue. 



M . , ■ i ■ 

[He] called me a rapist and a recluse, 
am not a recluse. 



"Iron" Mike Tyson 



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pinion 



October 4, 2006 



The Echo 9 



What makes relationships fail? 



By Andrea Wilson 

Staff Writer 

In the beginning, il Teels like 
absolutely nothing could ever go 
wrong. You are on cloud nine and 
no one can rain on your parade 
You have met someone who you 
really click with and it all feels 
new. fresh and "peachy keen" 
There is no fighting, just good 
old happy times. You are in love 
and your partner is in love with 
you loo 

So many of us experience this 
wonderful lime, and yet even 
more of us experience the heart- 
breaking time when you finally 
realize your relationship is not 
like it used to be 

Nothing is fun anymore, there 
is always fighting going on. nei- 
ther partner tries to impress the 
other any more, and it all just feels 
old. boring and repetitive. 

Why does llus happen to so 
many of us 9 What are we all doing 
wrong? Can we do sometliing to 
keep our relationships alive and 
healthy, or are most relauonships 
just destined to fail'' 



Relationships tend to fail 
because there is not enough hon- 
esly and trust When one partner 
is lied to or left m the dark about 
something it tends to change the 
person that was lied to It leaves 
them always wondering if their 
partner is lying about something 
else, and questioning everything 



It all comes down 
to the fact that there is 
no one right solution 
to making every rela- 
tionship work. 



Couples cannot get past the 
fact that no one is perfect and 
everyone makes mistakes. Also. 
couples tend to turn minor prob- 
lems into huge issues and litis 
leads to long lerm-relalionship 



problems. 

Twenty -year-old student 
Jessica Beckner had a lot to say- 
about love, being that she has 
gone through a bad break up. 

"'It's really important to learn 
to not overreact because it will 
push your partner even farther 
away and make litem not want 
10 be honest with you." Beckner 
said. This is some good advice 
because I have seen the effect 
overreacting lias on couples. 
When one gels really upscl over 
somelhing tlial is not necessarily 
a huge deal, il generally causes 
more problems in the future. 

Also, you must be able 10 
communicate with your partner 
and let them know if something 
is bothering you. When you hold 
things inside and don'l express 
il. 11 will erupl laler on and will 
come out in a very negative way 
based on the facl thai you have 
been holding i( m for so long 
Twcnly-onc-N ear-old student 
Ashley Bcnllcy knows wltal il 
feels like 10 nol communicate 
with your partner. 



I used 10 just go along with 
every Hung my ex wanted arid 
I would never speak up and 
this caused 111c to become very 
unhappy and eventually this 
caused our relationship to fail." 
Bentley said. 

It all comes down to the facl 
llial there is no one right solu- 
tion to making every relationship 
work. 

Student Anthony Pierro said 
that he "will never figure oul 
a solution on how to make a 
relationship succeed. It all just 
depends on the situation and the 
two people involved." 

The facl is thai if il woiks. 
well il just works The only catch 
is that il is nol easy to have a per- 
fect relationship. Things will go 
wrong, arguments will occur and 
people will gel upsei. 

As long as you communicate, 
slay honest and show you truly 
care about your partner, your 
relationship will prosper II is up 
10 you 10 pul Ihc cfforl into your 
relationship in order lo make il 
successful. 




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Faith, acceptance go hand in hand at CLU 



By Lam Idle 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran 

University's middle name is 
more than just its faith back- 
ground, it's the roots of its edu- 
cational philosophy. 

The Evangelical Lutheran 
Church of America is dedi- 
cated to having their affiliated 
collegiate institutions provide 
students with a curriculum that 
educates the whole person. 

The 28 colleges of the ELCA 
are grounded ui a 500-year old 
tradition of Lutheran education. 
These colleges are expected 
to "offer excellent broad educa- 
tion in service to Church and 
society in a setting of academic 
freedom." according to the ELCA 
Task Force on Education's First 
Draft of a Social Statement 

The Lutheran denomina- 
tion of Christianity is based on 
a single word: grace Martin 
Luther defined grace as under- 
served merit. I have learned that 
Lutheran faith believes that God 
loves, forgives, grants mercy and 
freely gives of Himself to us as 
die mbodiment of grace 

As an institution of the 
church. CLU is grounded in 
llus grace Using this Lutheran 
tradition as its roots, we are able 
to reach out and learn from the 
world we are a part of 

In fact, the ELCA attests that 
knowledge of faith and knowl- 



edge of a changing world must 
go hand in hand.'' 

As a student at CLU. I sec Utis 
learning everyday. For example, 
our university has a Jewish club. 
Hillel. but our founding faith is 
Clinstian. We learn from those 
who do nol share our convic- 
tions The open communication 
that is not only available, but 
encouraged between students, 
has led me to many challenging 
and eye-opening conversations 
willi those who do not share my 
views. For me these experiences 
arc a blessing 

hi classes, we arc encouraged 
to engage in discussion, to con- 
sider another's viewpoint and to 
be gracious. 

Faculty come from many 
backgrounds, many from differ- 
ent faiths, yet they respect those 
around Ihem. and try 10 under- 
stand the different convictions of 
the students Uiey teach They are 
practicing grace 

I feel that life at CLU is 
enriched by all of the differences 
that each student brings to cam- 
pus, and I am grateful that these 
differences are respected by our 
middle name. 

Clubs at CLU support a 
broad range of people College 
Democrats. College Republicans. 
Gay Straight Alliance. Feminism 
Is and Asian Club and Friends 
represent just a few of the 
diverse clubs on campus. 



Some people ask how a 
Christian school can support 
a Gay Straight Alliance. 1 say, 
how can we not'.' As a Lutheran 
school, wc are called by grace to 
love everyone without question, 
and in this academic setting, to 
also learn from lliem. 

Additionallv. CLU stu- 



The ELCA is dedi- 
cated to havng their 
affiliated collegiate 
institutions provide 
students with a cur- 
riculum that educates 
the whole person. 



dents are nol required lo attend 
University Chapel or Lord of 
Life student congregation, but 
the opportunity will always be 
there Here, faith is a choice. 

. The Glory Project is a promi- 
nent Christian club on campus. 
which students may choose to 
join insicad of or in addition to 
Lord of Life student congrega- 
tion Campus Ministries encour- 
ages students to follow their own 
hear! lo worship in whatever way 
thev sec fit. 



Whether wc come to our um- 
versily as LuUieran Christians, 
non-denominational Christians, 
atheists. Jews or Muslims, wc 



are accepted and respected Wc 
are also provided with an edu- 
cation that is special, simply 
because il is Lutheran 




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Volleyball continues domination 



By Precious Wheal 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University women's volleyball 
team swept three different 
SCIAC opponents in its last 
three matches. 

The Regals first traveled to 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on 
Sept. 22. The Regals moved 
to 2-0 in SCIAC play as they 
defeated the Stags 30-18, 30- 
28, and 30-17. 

CLU got great play from 
senior Mo Coverdale, sopho- 
more Summer Plante-Newman, 
and senior Jessica HagerTy. 

Coverdale had four digs and 
a match-high 16 kills, Plante- 
Newman had nine kills while 
Hagerty posted a team-high five 
digs. 



"We have some tough 
matches coming up this 
next week against La 
Verne and Redlands." 

- Jessica Hagerty 




Photograph by Justin Campbell 

ACE - Sophomore Summer 
Plante-Newman delivers a serve 
for the Regals. 

iphomore Greer Donley 
played well for the Stags with 
a total of three aces, and nine 
digs. 

"Claremont is one of the 
better teams in the confer- 
ence,'' Hagerty said, "but we 
just played really fired up and 
together so we were able to beat 
them easily in three." 

On Sept. 26, CLU took 
on Pomona-Pitzer in another 
SCIAC contest. 

In the second game played 



in the new Gilbert Sports and 
Fitness Center the Regals 
moved to 3-0 in SCIAC as they 
defeated the Sagehens 30-16, 
30-24 and 30-13. 

"It was a good feeling," 
Hagerty said, "and a good win 
to have under our belt." 

Coverdale, Plante-Newman 
and freshman Jenna Meligan 
starred for CLU. 

Coverdale led the floor with 
14 kills and added four aces. 
Meligan recorded four aces 
and nine digs. Plante-Newman 
notched three aces, nine digs 
and 13 kills. 

Pomona-Pitzer was led by 
freshman Sara Amos, sopho- 
more Ruchi Patel and senior 
Laura Laakso. The trio com- 
bined for 11 kills, 12 digs and 
18 assists. 

On Sept. 29, CLU defeated 
Redlands 30-16. 30-18 and 30- 
20. The sweep gave the Regals a 
perfect 4-0 SCIAC record. 

Coverdale had 20 kills and 
11 digs, while junior Bailey 
Surratt added 33 assists. 

On Sept. 30, the Regals con- 
tinued the strong SCIAC play 



Huge game for Kingsmen 



By Matt Duncan 

Staff Writer 

This week could be a turn- 
ing point for the SCIAC leading 
Kingsmen (5-0) soccer team. 

California Lutheran University 
will host Redlands today at 4 
p.m. on North Field in a highly 
anticipated match-up for confer- 
ence supremacy. 

"Our past has shown that 
we are capable of doing well," 
junior defensemen Dan Loghry 
said. "But when it comes down 
to playing the good teams in the 
league, under the most pressure, 
we always play down to the other 
teams level." 

On Sunday, Redlands suffered 
a 2- 1 loss at the hands of Pomona- 
Pitzer. It was the Bulldogs first 
SCIAC loss since 2004. 

That game, coupled with a 
CLU win against Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps, bumped the 
Kingsmen to first place in the 
conference. 

The last time the Kingsmen 
won a SCIAC Championship 
was in 1998. 

This stint in first place could 
be short lived. 

However, the Kingsmen hope 
that this game will mark a turn- 
ing point for the men's soccer 
program, putting them among the 
elite in the western region. 

"If we play at the level we 
have been playing at and stay 
consistent," Loghry said, "we 
will win out the league and head 
into the NCAA tournament." 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 

RIVALRY — Sophomore Josh Moskowitz takes the ball 
downfield. CLU will face off against rival Redlands today to 
decide first place. 



Redlands has still proven it is 
the team to beat in SCIAC. 

The Bulldogs come in 9-1 
overall with big wins against 
No. 1 8 Wartburg College, No. 9 
Whitworth College and No. 20 
UC Santa Cruz. 

The Kingsmen fee! they have 
the best chance to knock off 
Redlands this season and look 



to begin a new dynasty for the 
program. 

Loghry said feels that support 
from everyone is needed in order 
for CLU to come out on top. 

"We need the entire campus at 
the field to support us," he said. 
"A rowdy crowd has the ability 
to alter the game for the other 
team." 




Photograph by Justin Campbell 

CLEAN SWEEP — Senior Mo Coverdale elevates and de- 
livers a kill during a match against Redlands. CLU won the 
match 30-16, 30-18 and 30-20. 



as they defeated Occidental in 
three games with scores of 30- 
13, 30-20 and 30-19. 

Although the Regals are off 
to a strong start, they realize 
they must stay focussed for the 
upcoming matches. 

"We have some tough match- 
es coming up this next week 



with La Verne and Redlands," 
Hagerty said. 

CLU will host La Verne 
on Tuesday in a match-up of 
two undefeated teams that will 
likely decide who will wear the 
SCA1C crown. 



SCIAC standings 




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(Stand 


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as of Oct. 2) 




Football 




Volleyball 




Cal Lutheran 


1-0 


La Verne 


5-0 


Occidental 


1-0 


Cal Lutheran 


5-0 


Pomona-Pitzer 


1-0 


CMS 


3-2 


Redlands 


0-0 


Redlands 


2-3 


CMS 


0-1 


Pomona-Pitzer 


2-3 


La Verne 


0-1 


Whittier 


2-3 


Whittier 


0-1 


Occidental 


1-4 






CalTech 


0-5 


Men's Soccer 




Women's Soccer 


Cal Lutheran 


5-0 


Pomona-Pitzer 


4-0-1 


Redlands 


4-1 


Redlands 


4-0-1 


Pomona-Pitzer 


4-1 


Cal Lutheran 


3-2-0 


La Verne 


2-3 


CMS 


3-3-0 


CMS 


2-3 


LaVerne 


2-3-0 


Occidental 


2-3 


Occidental 


1-4-0 


CalTech 


1-4 


Whittier 




Whittier 


0-5 







Men's Water Polo 




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5-4 


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6-6 


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October 4, 2006 



The Echo 11 



Polo falls to Cal Baptist 



By Trent MeeKs 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University men's Water Polo 
team lost 13-8 Friday against No. 
19 ranked Cal Baptist University. 

The Kingsmen were coming 
off an impressive showing at the 
UC Santa Cruz tournament in 
which they upset No. 3 ranked 
UC Santa Cruz Banana Siugs. 

CLU stayed with the Lancers 
early on in the game. They played 
very physical and executed on 
both sides of the ball. 

However, the Kingsmen fell 
behind early in the second half 
and were down going into the 
final period. 

CLU rallied late, but it would 
not be enough. 

Freshman Cole Olmon feels 
the team could have been more 
prepared to play. 

"We know we are better 
than how we played on Friday," 
Olmon said. "We did not get out- 
played by Cal Baptist. We just did 
not come rea'dy to play." 

The lack of preparation 
was certainly evident by the 
tvingsmen's defense in the game. 

CLU allowed nine differ- 
ent Lancers to score goals. 
Conversely, only 4 Kingsmen 
were able to score in the game. 

CLU will have to tighten up 
defensively in order to compete 




Photograph by Justin Campbell 

KEEP AWAY - Freshman Cole Olmon fights off a defender 
against Cal Baptist. 



in SCIAC play, which starts Oct. 
1 4 against Redlands at Oaks 
Christian School. 

The Kingsmen offense has 
kept pace in most of the matches 
they have played so far. 

The team is receiving out- 
standing play from freshman 
Matt Heagy and junior Ail- 
American Scott Bredesen. 

Heagy scored 4 of the 8 goals 
in the match against Cal Baptist. 

Head Coach Craig Rond 
knows that SCIAC play is right 
aroung the comer and the team 
needs to be prepared. 

Rond stressed that in order to 
win more games, the team must 
stick to the basics and execute 
when they get chances. 

The Kingsmen will partici- 
pate in Convergence tournament 



on Friday at Claremont. Their 
first macth is at 10:30am against 
Johns Hopkins. 

CLU will take this opportu- 
nity to work on execution while 
trying to have a good showing in 
the tournament. 

"We are looking to beat any 
opponent that comes our way," 
senior Jared Clark said. "We 
want to come out of this toumy 
strong." 

The next week of practice will 
be crucial for the Kingsmen as 
they prepare for this tournament. 

"We need to figure out how 
to get ready for the next game as 
a team," Olmon said. "It is going 
to take practice this week on the 
plays, so they become second 
nature and run smoothly," 



Student trainers have 
work cut out for them 



By Brandyn Bcnnell 

Staff Writer 

Serving as a student athletic 
trainer for California Lutheran 
Athletics is no easy task. 

While in the four-year pro- 
gram, a student must complete 
an extensive and extremely time 
consuming course of studies. 

Student trainers have many 
requirements to fulfill during their 
years at CLU, including numer- 
ous hours in the training room or 
on the field with athletes in order 
to accumulate enough hands-on 
experience. 

Starting at the freshman 
year students must apply for the 
opportunity to become a student 
trainer. 

As sophomores, students 
begin to apply what they have 
learned in the training room nine 
hours a week. 

Juniors are required to have 
at least 13 hours every week, 
and the seniors have 15 hours to 
complete. 

Though the requirements seem 
to be intimidating, most student 
trainers look past them and enjoy 
being in the training room. 

"I really enjoy applying what 



I learn in the classroom to the 
field," senior April McNally said, 
"and all the experience I get from 
it." 

However, along with this 
experience comes sacrifice. 

All hours in the training room 
are volunteered and for some 
of the upperclassmen it is not 
unusual to find them working 20 
to 30 hours a week. 

"The toughest aspect is prob- 
ably the time management," 
McNally said. 

For junior trainer Kate 
Thomas, other elements seem to 
be more challenging. 

"Not knowing exactly what 
to do when helping an injured 
athlete is the toughest part about 
being a student trainer," she said. 
"You want the athlete to feel con- 
fident that you can help them." 

Currently there are 20 student 
athletic trainers: 12 sophomores, 
seven juniors and one senior. 

During the course of the year, 
students are split up into different 
sports and must rotate through 
seven different requirements. 

By working with different 
sports, each of these requirements 
can be fulfilled and give students 
the experience they need. 



Though most sports are cov- 
ered, there is not always enough 
student trainers for each sport. 

Some of the sports without 
student trainers are swimming, 
water polo, track and field and 
cross country. However, the 
school training room is open to 
all sports to come in and receive 
treatment. 

The trainers are looking for- 
ward to working in the brand- 
new training facility on North 
Campus. 

"The new training room 
is amazing," Thomas said. 
"Everything is brand new, the 
technology is better and there is 
a lot of open space." 

"It makes everything a lot 
easier because everything is top 
-of-the-line and we can help the 
athletes more." 

With all of the different sports, 
student trainers must juggle many 
outside courses and requirements. 
However, it seems as though they 
don't look at it as a job but an 
opportunity that they are very 
grateful for. 

"I love it," Thomas said. "I've 
always enjoyed sports, and I 
love the fact that I get to have an 
impact on the athletes here." 







2006 


Water Polo SCIAC schedule: 


Oct. 


14 


- Redlands 


Oct. 
Oct. 


18 
21 


- @ La Verne 

- Cal Tech 


Oct. 


25 


- Pomona-Pitzer 


Oct. 
Nov 


28- 
1 - 


- @ Claremont 
Occidental 


Nov. 4 - 


@ Whittier 


SCIAC Championships- 
Nov. 10-TBA 


Nov. 


11 


-TBA 


Nov. 


12-TBA 

* Home games played at 
Oaks Christian School 






Sports 



12 The Echo 



October 4, 2006 



Football wins big, ready for Whittier 



By Max Anderson 

Staff Writer 

Hoping to stay on track, the 
California Lutheran University 
football team, 3-0, will play 
Whittier College, winless in three 
games, Saturday at 7 p.m. 

The Kingsmen will travel to 
play the Poets and hope to keep 
their 1 0-game winning streak 
intact. 

"Their record doesn't indicate 
how good of a team they are," 
said head coach Scott Squires. 
"They have played some good 
teams and have played them 
well. I've watched all of their 
games and they are dramatically 
improving each week. 

"They have some elements 
of their team that are very strong 
that we need to overcome. We are 
going to stick to our game plan. 
Whittier is a very difficult place 
to play." 

Last week, Kingsmen quarter- 
back Danny Jones accounted for a 
career- high seven touchdowns as 
CLU cruised past SCIAC oppo- 
nent LaVeme 55-12 in the confer- 
ence opener for both teams. 

"He was a wizard out there," 
Squires said. "He got out of 
some jams, and every time he got 



out of a jam he made a big play." 

It appeared the Kingsmen 
might be in for a challenge early, 
as LaVerne took the opening 
kickoff and drove deep into CLU 
territory before senior free-safety 
Jason Spratt intercepted a pass 
from quarterback Troy Doolittle 
at the 12-yard line. 

It was the first of three inter- 
ceptions for a stingy CLU defense 
that has yet to allow an opponent 
to score 20 points in a game. 

Spratt's interception put the 
Kingsmen offense on the field for 
the first time, and Jones wasted 
no time working his magic. 

Facing third down and long 
from his own 12-yard line, he 
rolled right, shook off a tackle in 
his own end zone, and hit junior 
receiver Brandyn Bennett up the 
sideline for an 88-yard touch- 
down pass that brought the crowd 
at Mt. Clef Stadium to their feet. 

"There was a guy in my face 
and I saw Brandyn downfield," 
said Jones, "It all happened so 
fast, I don't even know what was 
going on." 

The defense continued to shut 
LaVerne down, forcing punts or 
turnovers on downs on their next 
three possessions. 

The Leopards finally got 




Photograph by Amanda Cabal 

ON THE ATTACK - The Kingsmen line up against the La Veme defense. CLU routed the Leapords 55-12 on 
Saturday. Junior quarterback Danny Jones accounted for seven touchdowns including an 88-yard strike 
to junior reciever Brandyn Bennett. CLU will travel to Whittier this week to take on the winless Poets. 



on the board with a one-yard 
touchdown run by Doolittle late 
in the second quarter. However, 
the Leopards failed to convert the 
extra point. 

The Kingsmen, on the other 
hand, had no problem finding the 




end zone during the rest of the 
half, scoring on all four of their 
remaining drives. 

Jones threw two touchdown 
passes to sophomore receiver 
Danny Hernandez, one to junior 
running back Jose Rojas and 
ran one in himself to give the 
Kingsmen a 35-6 lead going into 
halftime. 

LaVeme came out fighting 
in the second half, capping off a 
92-yard drive with another one- 
yard touchdown run by Doolittle. 
Their success was short-lived, 
however, as the CLU defense 
shut them out for the rest of the 
game. 

Before he was taken out of the 
game at the end of the third quar- 
ter, Jones scored his sixth and 
seventh touchdowns on a strike to 
junior receiver Sean Cohen and a 
second 2-yard scamper. 

Sophomore kicker Connor 
Pearce added the final six points 
for CLU on two fourth quarter 
field goals. 

The Kingsmen offense, which 
has struggled at times this season, 
finally showed their full potential 
Saturday. It was the first time 
they looked dominant all the way 
through, as they had to overcome 
first half deficits to win their first 



two games. 

While some teams become 
conservative and attempt- to 
run the clock out after building 
up a lead, the Kingsmen never 
changed their game plan and 
continued to throw into the fourth 
quarter. 

"We were just going with 
what worked, and that was throw- 
ing the football," Jones said. 

"This game was won on 
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 
in practice," said Squires. 

He also attributed his team's 
success to a pre-game speech 
from a special guest speaker. 

"We got a great pre-game 
speech from our university's 
president. Dr. [John] Sladek, at 
breakfast and it made a differ- 
ence," he said. 

For this week's game, Squires 
said that they will stick to their 
regular routine, especially against 
a Whittier team led by versatile 
quarterback Josh Scurlock. 

"They have an active quarter- 
back who is scary," he said. "He 
is elusive and he makes things 
happen. We need to contain him. 
On offense, they are going to 
pressure us a lot." 




Photograph by Amanada Cabal 
ALL THE KINGSMEN - CLU lines up before the game during the sing- 
ing of the national anthem. 



Volume 48, Number 4 



October 11, 2006 



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News- 



Dr. Geoffrey Drew 
gives students advice on 
staying healthy during flu 
season. 

See page 2. 




Sports- 



Football keeps win 
streak in tact. 
See page 12. 




Features 



Spirit of Elvis is still 
alive in former CLU stu- 
dent. 

See page 7. 



Opinion- 



Disability week enlightens students 



By Man Malascl 

Staff Writer 

Drawing from his own 
experience, Nick Vujicic motivated 
the students encouraging them 
to take advantage of life's 
oppurtunity's last week during 
California Lutheran University's 
Disability Awareness Week. 

The keynote speaker Vujicic, 
is an Australian man born without 
any limbs and, has been confined 
to a wheelchair his entire life. 
His presentation focused on 
overcoming adversity, defining 
goals and making dreams become 
reality, a CLU press release said. 

In its third year of existence, 
the theme for this year's edition 
of Disability Awareness Week 
was "Breaking Barriers. . .Building 
Awareness." The event was 
sponsered by CLU's Center for 
Academic and Accessibility 
Resources Staff. It has grown from 
lasting just one day to becoming a 
week-long series of events. 

"For some individuals with 
disabilities, the most challenging 
barriers they face are those placed 
by society." said Valeri Cirino- 
Paez, accessibility resource 
coordinator. "California Lutheran 
University is breaking barriers by 
bringing forth expanded services, 
awareness and acceptance, and by 
focusing on ability," In addition 
to the speaker, other events were 
hosted by students on the campus 
of CLU. On Monday, a wheelchair 
basketball game kicked off the 
events, hosted by Laura Morris, 
junior resident assistant. The 
next night a viewing of the film 
"Murderball" was hosted by senior 




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Blue ribbons are on the trees around CLU to create disability 



residence assistant Will Johnson. 

"I wanted to be part of a 
program that promoted awareness 
of diversity." Johnson said. "The 
goal of the events this week was 

to hrpak rinwn h? n '''* l 's a "d build 

awareness. I think if we can step 
out of our own boxes and take 
time to leam about the people and 
cultures around us it would lead to 
a greater acceptance of others in 
society as a whole." 

The Peer Mentors from the 
Student Support Services at 
CLU adopted the Blue Ribbon 
Campaign. These students were 
responsible for placing the ribbon 
donated by Community Services 
on the trees that line Memorial 
Parkway and also placed the 



information cards in the Centrum. 
These blue ribbons could be seen 
all over campus for the entire 
duration of the week. 

During the motivational speech 
by Vujicic talked about his life and 
his experiences of being a disabled 
person. 

Vujicic shared with the 
audience how he felt that being 
disabled does not make him any 
different from the rest of society. 
The speech left some members of 
the of the audience in tears. 

All of these events helped 
students gamer a greater 
understanding of those in our 
society that have disabilities. 

"I think the residents who came 
to the viewing [of "Murderball"] 
left with a better understanding 



lOtograpnDyJustm L ampbi 

awareness. 

of what it is like to live life in a 
wheelchair. This week was about 
the opportunity to break down 
barriers and build awareness and 
I think we accomplished that," 
Johnson said. 

"The Accessibility Resource 
Program would like to extend 
a sincere heartfelt thank you to 
the entire campus community for 
the contributions they provided 
in making Disability Awareness 
a campus wide sponsored and 
embraced event," Cirino-Paez 
said. "We also would like to thank 
Damien Pena, Senior Director 
of Academic Programs and the 
CAAR staff for their year- long 
dedication to making CLU 
accessible to all students." 



Clinic features top sports coaches 



By Peler Burgwald 

Staff Writer 

Five top collegiate basketball 
coaches from across the nation 
were featured speakers at the 
clinic held at California Lutheran 
University on Saturday. 

The event, hosted by the 
CLU Kingsmen and Regals 
basketball program, was a one 
-day instructional session on 
coaching for college and high 
school basketball coaches. 

"The primary goal of the 
clinic was to showcase the CLU 
basketball program and gain 
awareness among the community 
of the new sports and fitness 
center," said Rich Rider, head 
Kingsmen basketball coach. He 
coordinated the event along with 
Kristy Hopkins, head Regals 
basketball coach. 

The clinic in the sports and 
fitness center included developing 
fan interest, how to evaluate 
practices and games, preparing 
for special situations and how to 
attack pressure. Kingsmen and 



Regals players were a part of 
some on-court demonstrations. 

"All I hope to do is give 
them the best knowledge I can," 
said Rick Majerus, former head 
basketball coach of the University 
of Utah. "I have coached all levels 
and hopefully that knowledge and 
experience can translate over to 
these coaches." 

Majerus was the 1998 
National Coach of the Year and 
1994 Olympic assistant coach, his 
team receiving the gold medal. 
Majerus said he was impressed 
with the student athletes on 
campus and the clinic itself. 

The four other featured 
coaches were Don Meyer, Denny 
Crum, Bill Foster and Eric 
Bridgeland. 

Meyer was the named 
National Coach of the Year in 
both 1989 and 1990, and reached 
the 700-win plateau faster than 
any other coach in the history of 
basketball. 

Crum was inducted into the 
Naismith Memorial Basketball 



Hall of Fame in 1994 and was 
named College Coach of the Year 
three times. 

Foster is a member of several 
sports halls of fame and has 
served as a college basketball 
analyst to CBS and ESPN. 

"Each session brought 
something different to the table," 
said Geoffrey Dains, Kingsmen 
assistant basketball coach. "Each 
coach had a different strength and 
offered a different approach to 
coaching." 

According to Hopkins the 
turnout far surpassed their 
expectations. Anywhere from 
60 to 75 coaches were expected 
to attend however, more than 1 00 
were present for the clinic. 

"I think the school, not 
just the basketball program, is 
benefiting in the long-run because 
the coaches here today will be a 
good way to spread awareness to 
the whole community," Hopkins 
said. 

.Players were also welcome 
to attend the event and many. 



according to Rider. had 
notebooks with them and were 
enthusiastically taking notes. 

"I always think it really helps 
as a player to see and hear the 
coach's perspective." junior 
Regal Rachel Bates said. "It puts 
everything in a different light and 
boosts your understanding of the 
game." 

The community exposure to 
CLU basketball, the opportunity 
to meet the coaches, and the 
overall exposure to the facility 
was a tremendous achievement, 
Dains said. 

"I have already learned so 
much from these sessions and am 
hoping to incorporate them into 
my own strategies in the future," 
Hopkins said. 

As a result of the event's 
success, the CLU basketball 
program is already looking inlo 
the possibility of hosting another 
clinic next year. 



T?£e CEcHo 

■JNews- 



2 The Echo 



October 11, 2006 



Internships available in Washington D.C. 

Students gain real-world experience in nation's capital 



By Wes Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

Seven California Lutheran 
University students are study- 
ing abroad in Washington 
D.C, as part of the Lutheran 
Colleges Washington 

Semester. 

While participating in the 
Washington D.C. Semester, 
students take two classes and 
participate in an internship 
that relates to their major. 

The students earn 16 upper 
division credits, so it makes 
the off campus study fit into 
a majority of students' sched- 
ules. 

"The Lutheran Colleges 
Washington Semester pro- 
gram places CLU students off 
campus in the nation's capital 
for a unique blend of classes 
and internships," said Dr. 
Herb Gooch, president of the 
LCWS consortium. 

Attending the program is 
much easier than many stu- 
dents might believe. 

"Students register here and 
pay tuition and housing to 
CLU as though they were on 
campus, and thus any schol- 
arships and financial aid that 
applies here applies to study 
there," Gooch said. 

While it may seem like 



would benefit from the pro 
gram, Gooch says that is not 
true. 

"Political science and com- 
munications have been the 
most popular in attendance, 
probably because it is easiest 
to find classes and internships 
most directly relevant to the 
majors in the nation's center 
of politics and news," Gooch 
said. "The staff there, howev- 
er, has been very good at find- 
ing internships for seemingly 
unlikely majors, like psychol- 
ogy, biology, sociology and 
business administration." 

Students are encouraged 
to take advantage of as many 
opportunities are they are able 
to while in Washington, D.C. 

"Washington is not only 
a major urban center of 
America, it is a focus of 
global politics and econom- 
ics," Gooch said. "Students 
are expected to broaden their 
horizons by going to a ses- 
sion of Congress or Supreme 
Court. The emphasis is on 
involvement and learning 
beyond the narrow walls of 
classrooms." 

Part of the LCWS program 
includes a weekly field excur- 
sion that is organized for the 
students. 

"They just saw Madeline 



University," said Lisa Bjelke, 
Director of the Study Abroad 
Center. "This program is 
excellent; the courses offered 
are unique, the internships 
provide valuable experience, 
and students learn so much 
from spending a semester in 
our nation's capital." 



"The city is bursting 
at the seams with activi- 
ties to attend, monuments 
to visit and museums to 
tour. There's never a dull 
moment, and I'm trying to 
soak in as much as pos- 
sible in between classes and 
interning." 



-Katie Crosbie 



only political science majors Albright speak at Georgetown 



Even with classes, intern- 
ships and field excursions, 
students still try and expand 
their horizons by participat- 
ing in as many things as they 
are able to. 

"The city is bursting at 
the seams with activities to 
attend, monuments to visit 



and museums to tour," said 
Katie Crosbie, a senior cur- 
rently studying in Washington 
D.C. "There's never a dull 
moment, and I'm trying to 
soak in as much as possible 
in between classes and intern- 
ing." 

Another CLU senior, 
Kelsey Whitlock, is working 
on an investigation for the 
International Relations 

Committee in the House of 
Representatives. 

"D.C. has definitely been a 
great way to see the inside of 
how the government works," 
Whitlock said. "You definitely 
realize that there are a ton of 
people behind the scenes who 
are trying to make democracy 
work. You also realize how 
frustrating it is when some- 
one on the front lines does 
something stupid that ends up 
reflecting on everyone else's 
hard work." 

While the experience has 
already made lasting impacts 
on Crosbie and Whitlock, 
CLU junior Katie Mahlberg 
took some time to reflect on 
her experience in Washington 
D.C. last spring. 

"I developed profession- 
ally and personally in D.C," 
Mahlberg said. "Interning 
four days a week and work- 
ing nine-hour days taught me 



a lot about the real world after 
college, and it gave me a new 
perspective on how great it 
is to be a student and how I 
really want to enjoy my last 
two years at CLU." 

For more information, 
check out the Web site, 
www.washingtonsemester.org 
. or contact Dr. Gooch or the 
Study Abroad Center. 

The seven students cur- 
rently in D.C. are: Ashley 
Avella, Environmental 

Science/Political Science 
double major, with the Sierra 
Club; Crosbie, Marketing 
Communications major, with 
FOX5-News.; Ryan Evrist, 
Political Science major, in 
fundraising and outreach 
for the Circle of Friends for 
American Veterans; Austin 
Neiman, Sociology/Political 
Science double major, with 
the U.S. Attorney's office; 
Matt Sugleris, Philosophy 
major, with the Washington 
D.C. Office of the Attorney 
General; Steven Westervelt, 
International Studies major, 
with an international aid 
group, 1FES. And Whitlock, 
Criminal Justice major, 
with the Subcommittee on 
Oversight & Investigations 
for the House International 
Relations Committee. 



Staying healthy important during flu season 



By tana tile 

Staff Writer 

As flu season and colder 
weather arrives, academic 
stress is just another factor at 
California Lutheran University. 

Influenza is a respira- 
tory infection caused by a small 
group of viruses, which, accord- 
ing to the Center for Disease 
Control, hospitalize an average 
of 200,000 people every year. 

The virus is spread through 
the air when little droplets of 
liquid are transported between 
people especially through 
coughing and sneezing. 

Residence halls are no 
stranger to the flu. "You see it 
every year, it's common with 
that many people living in a 
close area," said Courtney Parks, 
Area Residence Coordinator for 
Mt. Clef Hall. 

Dr. Geoffrey V. Drew, of 
First Care Medical Center, said 
that general precautions for flu 
prevention include wash hands 
six to eight times per day, watch 



out for people who are cough- 
ing and avoid using hands to 
open public doors. 

For people who already have 
the flu, coughing into an elbow 
instead of a hand can help pre- 
vent spreading the virus. 

Another way to prevent the 
flu is to get a flu shot. 

However, Drew does not 
recommend this for everyone. 

He said that generally people 
who benefit from the flu shot 
include those who are between 
6 months and 4 years old and 
people over 65 who also have 
health challenges. 

"I don't believe that [just] 
anybody needs the flu shot, I 
know my patients," Drew said. 

He said that it is important to 
look at each particular person's 
biology to know whether the 
shot is the right choice for 
them. 

It is also important to 
note that there is a distinction 
between "flu-like" viruses and 
the specific viruses that cause 



influenza. 

Symptoms of viral "flu-like" 
illnesses include aches, pains, 
fevers, chills, sweating and 
fatigue. 

"Influenza viruses make 
people sicker," Drew said. "In 
the second or third day people 
with the real flu end up in 
bed." 

Parks said that she notices 
sick residents more often when 
students get busy with classes 
and are not sleeping; when 
midterms, finals and big proj- 
ects are due. 

"Students don't always take 
care of themselves when they 
feel [the flu] coming on, it can 
get worse when it probably 
doesn't have to," she said. 

Drew has similar views as 
Parks. 

"The first 12 hours are 
very important," Drew said. 
According to Drew, at the first 
feeling of flu symptoms, drink- 
ing fluids, eating a light and 
healthy meal, taking Tylenol 



every four hours, going to bed 
early and foregoing smoking 
and alcohol consumption can 
actually turn the flu around. 

The flu becomes more com- 
mon as the temperatures get 
colder. 

This is especially an impor- 
tant issue for student athletes. 

"The first few weeks [of 
the football season] guys don't 
come in sick, but during that 
change from summer to fall you 
see a lot more guys coughing, 
and there's more illness going 
around." said Kyle Hansen, 
sophomore football player. 

Hansen added that players 
have to maintain their bod- 
ies the entire season by eating 
healthier and drinking a lot of 
water. 

Hansen also said that play- 
ers start to wear longer socks, 
long-sleeved shirts and gloves 
to keep themselves warm. 

However, if prevention fails, 
the first 12 hours go by without 
warning, and the influenza virus 



sets in, there are certain actions 
one can take to help in their 
recovery. 

"Airborne really works," 
Drew said. 

He added that he uses the 
product himself. 

Along with zinc lozenges, 
multi-vitamins, Vitamin C and 
chicken noodle soup will all 
help aid in recovery. 

He said that it is important to 
eat lightly, steer clear of sugar 
and have a friend check on you 
when you are sick. 

Drew also cites people 
who do not eat properly or get 
enough rest, and those who 
smoke, drink and have aller- 
gies, as being most susceptible 
to contracting influenza virus. 

Drew has been practicing 
medicine for 26 years. He was 
educated in South Africa where 
he began his practice and later 
moved to Canada. 

He has been practicing in 
Thousand Oaks for the last 20 
years. 



-News- 



October 11, 2006 



The Echo 3 



Mascot headed toward a makeover 



By Nik Edmondson 

Staff Writer 

ASCLU is currently looking 
to improve on the Kingsmen 
and Regals costume mascot by 
creating a better looking-mas- 
cot to represent the image of 
California Lutheran University. 
The senate hopes to increase 
school spirit and pride. 

"[We want] an increase 
in school spirit amongst the 
California Lutheran commu- 
nity, and attract attendance at 
school functions," said Stefanie 
Lucas, senate director. 

The senate is also aware of 
the gender issue caused by hav- 
ing two mascots. 

"We want to make sure that 
both the Kingsmen and Regals 
are equally represented across 
campus," Lucas said. 

The committee is looking to 
create costumes for an identity, 
not change an identity. 

"We also want to make it 
clear that we are creating mas- 
cot costumes not changing the 



name Kingsmen and Regals," 
Lucas said. 

ASCLU is looking to con- 
tinue to progress in develop- 
ment of the athletic changes 
taking place. 

"Currently, Senate is work- 
ing on updating the mascot to 
compliment the new Gilbert 
Sports and Fitness Center," 
said Phil Galvin, Student Life 
Committee Chair. 

"The current costume has 
been in use for many years, and 
is in need of an update," Lucas 
said. 

Some students agree with 
Lucas. • 

"The current mascot has no 
personality, it's really boring, 
and I'm not even really sure 
what it is. It looks like a lancer," 
junior Brandon Russell said. 
"As far as school spirit goes, I 
don't think it incites any feel- 
ing inside anyone; how's that 
going to inspire anyone?" 

According to Russell, 
the old costume has been used 




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Kingsmen mascot will be improved with the help of AS- 
CLU. 



for awhile and has no color. 

"They should have some- 
thing with some life and color. 
I hope the mascot costume is 
being changed to bring pride to 
sporting events, and what not, at 
CLU," Russell said. 

One of the issues which the 



committee has come across, is 
money. 

"We are currently research- 
ing the cost of a new mascot 
costume, and it is a priority to 
get new costumes. This project 
is a priority to Senate, and we 
are dedicated to getting the 



costumes no matter the cost," 
Lucas said. 

ASCLU is looking to stu- 
dents for ideas on the mascot 
and changes that students think 
should be made. ASCLU is 
quick to point out that they want 
to work with the student body to 
create a better costume. 

"We want to get students 
interested and create ownership 
of the mascots. We also want 
various student input on the 
new costumes," Galvin said. 

This leaves students and 
senate in charge of the mascot 
costume change. 

"I think that if there was a 
dramatic improvement in the 
costume that it would help 
instill some sense of pride to an 
athletic department obviously 
headed in the right direction," 
Russell said. 

Mascot improvements are 
looking to be made as ASCLU 
is looking toward the future to 
help develop pride within the 
CLU community. 



ALCF Conference hosted on campus 



By Kara Corliss 

Staff WRrrER 

The 70' h annual 

Association of Lutheran 
Colleges Faculties conference 
was held this past weekend 
as Lutheran college profes- 
sors from across the United 
States traveled to California 
Lutheran University to attend 
the event. 

ALCF president and CLU 
professor Dr. Robert Erwin, 
coordinated the conference, 
which welcomed approxi- 
mately 50 professors from 
Lutheran schools. 

The conference's theme 
for this year was "Identity 
and Diversity in the Lutheran 



College," and Erwin said 
a person didn't have to be 
Lutheran to have benefited 
from the conference. 

"It's about higher educa- 
tion in a general way," he 
said. "The goal of the con- 
ference is to look at how we 
can both articulate Lutheran 
identification of schools and, 
at the same time promote 
diversity." 

According to Erwin, the 
conference is also aimed at 
providing the faculty with 
the opportunity to meet with 
each other and discuss what 
it means to teach and attend a 
Lutheran college. 

Madeleine Marshall said 
she joined Erwin and the 



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organizing committee to help 
with the conference because 
of interest in this year's topic. 

"Our mission is both a 
deeply traditional commit- 
ment to the liberal arts and 
radically situated in a particu- 
lar place and time," Marshall 
said. "This is especially the 
case when we look at issues 
of identity and diversity." 

Erwin chose author and TV 
commentator Randall Balmer 
for the keynote address. 

Balmer's address was 
titled, "Sojourners in a 
Pluralistic Land: The Promise 
and Peril of Christian Higher 
Education." Balmer's address 
took place Friday night in the 
Nelson Room. 

Following Friday's key- 
note address was a full 
day of sessions for profes- 
sors and students to attend. 
Sessions were led by 10 total 
speakers, including CLU's 
Jose Marichal and Dr. Pam 
Brubaker. 

Marichal is focused on the 
challenge universities face 
in the promotion of civic 
engagement and diversity and 
what steps need to be taken in 
order to promote the two. It 
also concerned how cultural 
differences can reduce trust 
between people, and what 
steps universities need to take 
in order to promote trust. 

Brubaker discussed social 



class as an aspect of diver- 
sity. 

"It is important to look 
at diversity and class from a 
global perspective," Brubaker 
said. "We need to under- 
stand the factors that contrib- 
ute to extreme poverty and 
how to overcome that." 

Erwin participated in 
a dramatic dialogue titled 
"'No Child Left Behind' 
Meets Phillip Melanchthon." 
According to Erwin, 
Melanchthon was a friend of 
Martin Luther. The dialogue 
compared his 16th century 
perspective with modern day. 

Marshall hopes those 
who attended the conference 
would gain insight into what 
it means to be Lutheran and 
what it means to attend a 
Lutheran university. 

"Insights from a range of 
perspectives and disciplines 
should help us all better to 
understand what we are doing 
as teachers," Marshall said. 

The conference, accord- 
ing to Marshall, is not only 
beneficial to professors, but 
students as well. 

"The issues the confer- 
ence raises are major for any 
students who care about the 
larger picture, the frame of 
ideas in which they read and 
write and attend classes," 
Marshall said. 

Marshall also said the con- 



ference looks at the question 
of why students are where 
they are. 

"This is useful for any 
student at any level at CLU," 
Marshall said. 

Erwin said the conference 
is also a way to challenge the 
students. 

"For students, the confer- 
ence is aimed at urging them 
to look at high education in 
a pluralistic and global way," 
he said. 

The conference started in 
1935 and is held at differ- 
ent locations throughout the 
United States during the first 
weekend of October. This is 
the ALCF's second time at 
CLU, following it's first visit 
to the campus in 1996. 

"Every year, the conference 
goes to a different Lutheran 
college and a different profes- 
sor is elected to be president," 
Erwin said. "It isn't a compe- 
tition; we usually know who 
is going to be the president 
before we even vote." 

This year, the confer- 
ence was co-sponsored by 
the ALCF and by CLU's 
Segerhammar Center for 
Faith and Culture. Students 
who would like to know more 
about the ALCF can visit the 
Web site, www.lutherancolle 
ges.org. 



4 The Echo 




October 11, 2006 



Wednesday 



Thursday 



October 11 

• Art Exhibition - Sculpture by John 
Slorojev (through Oct. 22) 

Kwan Fong Gallery 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Women's Soccer vs. Pomona 
Pitzer 

North Field, 4 p.m. 

• The Center for Leadership and 
Values Lecture Series -How Much 
Money and Things Do We Need to Be 
Happy 

Chapel, 4 p.m. 

• Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Graduate School, Med School, 
Law School? Workshop 

Nelson Room, 5:30 p.m 
• Martial Arts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 p.m 

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• Women, Faith and Leadership 
Forum 

Lundring Center, 7 p.m 

• College Night 
Borderline, 9:30 p.m 



Events 



• Prototypes Women's Shelter 
Overnight (through Oct. 14) 

Meet in SUB, 3:30 p.m. 



Monday 



Saturday 



October 12 

• Proactive Job Search 

Nelson Room, 12 p.m. 

• Learning Styles -Workshop 
Library Room 7, 4 p.m. 

• Yoga 
Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• GradQuest Informational Meeting fr 
Accelerated Evening Programs 

Oxnard Graduate Center, 6 p.m. 

• Pilates 
Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 pjn. 

• The Need I 
SUB, 10 p.m. 



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Nelson Room, 9 a.m. 

• Men's Soccer vs. Whittier 

North Field, 1 1 a.m. 

• Men "s Water Polo vs. Redtands 

Oaks Christian 1 1 a.m. 

• Women's Soccer vs. Whittier 

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College 

Oaks Christian, 4 p.m. 



October 16 

• Cardio Hip Hop 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 
Martial Arts/Self-Defense 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 
• Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 p.m. 
Kindred Sisters Bible Study 

Chape! Lounge, 8 pjn. 




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October 13 
• Fall Holiday 



October 15 

• Women's Soccer vs. CSU San 
Marcos 

North Field, I p.m. 

• Lord of Life Worship Service 

ChapeT^?p p.m. 



October 17 

• Interviewing for Offers -Workshop 

Nelson Room, 1 2 p.m. 

• Hip Hop 

l>ance& Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 

• Pilates 

Dance & Fitness Studio, 6 p.m. 

• Volleyball vs. Claremont-Mudd- 
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Career Services provides positive options 



By Melissa llealy and 
Ally Cunningham 

Staff Writers 

For students looking for an 
edge in the job market, the Career 
Services office is the place to 
turn. The Career Services office 
prepares California Lutheran 
University students for the com- 
petitive job market that they will 
face following graduation. 

Career Services is located in 
the Commons building next to 
the cafeteria. The office is open 
Monday through Friday, 8:45 
a.m. through 4:45 p.m. and pro- 
vides services that include inter- 
view coaching, career resources, 
leads on internships and jobs, 
workshops and career assess- 
ments. 

"Career Services is a depart- 
ment that offers career services 
for students and alumni free 
of charge, for life," said Cindy 
Lewis, director of Career 
Services. "We help students 
decide on career goals, perfect 
resumes and cover letters." 

An appointment lasting 
approximately 45 minutes can be 
set up in which students can be 



assisted with a variety of topics. 
Topics range from career assess- 
ments to landing an internship or 
dream job. 

"We assist students with inter- 
viewing through mock interviews 
and salary negotiation tech- 
niques," Lewis said". 



"Career Services will 
give students an edge on 
securing jobs and making 
more money over a life- 
time." 



Cindy Lewis 



The Career Services office 
also offers services for students 
seeking a graduate degree. 

"Forty percent of CLU under- 
grads go directly to graduate 
school," Lewis said. 

The Registrar's Office sends 
general information about stu- 
dents major and graduation date 
to Career Services. In order 



to receive detailed informa- 
tion customized to the students 
preferences and needs, students 
must fill out a profile on the 
clupostings.com Web site. 

"If students complete a profile 
online, they will gel information 
targeted to their specific needs," 
Lewis said. 

Career Services has more 
than 6,000 employer contacts. 
The office also receives 100 new 
full-time and part-time job posi- 
tion listings every week. Career 
Services sends about five new 
job listings via e-mail to students 
every week. 

"Career Services will give 
students an edge on securing jobs 
and making more money over a 
lifetime," Lewis said. 

Career Services holds work- 
shops every semester. Workshop 
topics include Resume Writing, 
Interviewing for Offers and 
Salary Negotiations. Lewis, and 
Cynthia Smith, career counselor 
and recruitment coordinator, 
teach the workshops. 

"On Oct. 3, we started the 
workshops off with resume writ- 
ing. We had a great outcome and 
the students found it very ben- 



eficial," Cynthia Smith of Career 
Services said. 

This workshop covers differ- 
ent types of resumes and their 
uses, content, the newest trends 
and how to present internships 
and volunteer experiences. It also 
will cover references, letters of 
recommendation and thank you 
letters. Career Services will also 
be available to answer questions 
regarding resumes. The next 
Resume Writing workshop will 
be held on Oct. 24 from 5:30-7: 

30 p.m. and Nov. 28 from noon- 
1:30 p.m. 

"I plan on attending the 'What 
Can I do With My Major' work- 
shop," Alyse Ledesma said. "I 
recently changed my major from 
English to sociology after tak- 
ing several assessments through 
Career Services, I am a lot better 
off with this major!" 

Career Services will be hold- 
ing the next "What Can I do With 
My Major" workshop on Oct. 

31 from 12:30 p.m.-l:30 p.m. 
This will give students insight on 
how to choose an emphasis and 
how to gather information about 
career opportunities so he or she 
can begin to build a professional 



resume. Career Services also 
offers free assessments online 
and in the office to test which 
career is best suited for particular 
students. 

According to Lewis, 40 
percent of students have jobs at 
graduation, and 98 percent have 
a job or are in grad school after 
nine months of graduating. 

"Everyone will get ' a job, 
but by working, with the Career 
Center, students will get their 
dream job," Lewis said. 

Lewis recommends that stu- 
dents of all majors participate 
in internships. She said intern- 
ships are great resume builders 
and will help students gain job- 
related skills. 

To set up an appointment, or 
for more information on work- 
shops, contact Smith or Lewis 
in Career Services at (805)-493- 
3200, or visit www.clunet.edu/ 
careerservices. 

"Students can always do more 
to improve their chances of get- 
ting hired," Lewis said. "We 
will make students a ten-plus 
candidate." 



CLU TV has goal of popularity and credibility 



By Emily Anderson 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University television station 
offers students experience in TV 
production and broadcast jour- 
nalism. David Grannis, director 
of Educational Technology, and 
Robert Munguia, Media Services 
coordinator at CLU, help teach 
this student-run TV station. 

CLUTV is located in the 
Spies-Bornemann Center for 
Education and Technology. The 
editing rooms,131 and 132, fea- 
ture G4 computers with Sony 
Digital Video two converters, 
Canopis digital converters and 
Final Cut Professional High 
Definition systems with G5s. 

The program also has a satel- 



lite on the top of the SBET build- 
ing that is used for down linking. 
This equipment is used to do live 
broadcasting, personal presiden- 
tial interviews and allows CLU 
students and faculty to have live 
conferences between classrooms. 

CLUTV plays on-campus 
on channel 16 and sometimes 
is played on channel 20 with 
Adelphia Digital Cable, which 
CLU shares with the Conejo 
Valley Unified School District. 

Broadcasts have included 
CLU sports, the volleyball 
mixer held at Borderline, the 
Immigration March in May of 
2006, good places for CLU stu- 
dents to eat off campus and fam- 
ily weekend in fall of 2006. 

Also planned are coverage 
of the homecoming dance at the 



end of October Also played are 
student films for TV Production 
I communications 207, Digital 
Video Production comm. 408, 
Broadcast Journalism comm. 344 
and National Lampoons. 

"CLUTV's goal is to reach 
students and cover all events 
equally and fairly," said Bethany 
Kirshner, anchor for CLUTV. 

The filming is done by three 
independent study students, 
which include Trent Meeks and 
Robbie Larson. 

Purchase has been made of 
two new teleprompters for the 
TV studio. CLUTV was origi- 
nally funded by Information and 
Systems Services at CLU, but 
now is also funded by student 
tuitions. ISS provides support 
for research and information 



technology tools in the school 
community. 

"Next we are looking to pur- 
chase a $15,000 server that will 
allow us to play 1 70 hours, with 
scheduler," Grannis said. 



"Next we are looking to 
purchase a $15,000 server 
that will allow us to play 
1 70 hours, with scheduler." 

David G ranis 



This is needed because, at 
the moment, they always have 



to have someone on staff to start 
each new show. 

"So I sit here, put in the DVD 
and hit play," Sean Pelton, who 
works for Media Services said. 

The problem is that they do 
not have a large enough staff to 
control the CLUTV booth, which 
now has approximately 12 paid 
staff members. 

"This is why we need the new 
server so, that it will run itself and 
allow for promos," Grannis said. 

CLUTV has been available, 
but was not used until last year, 
when Trevor Conner and Bethany 
Kirshner started it. 

Right now not a lot is known 
about CLUTV because it was not 
promoted, but this year they plan 
to get the word out through post- 
ers and student e-mails. 



Non-profit speaker panel hosted by Career Services 



By Christina Duggan 

Staff Writer 

The Non-Profit Speaker 
Panel, scheduled for Tuesday, is 
hosted in the Roth Nelson Room 
and will feature five speakers 
who work in the non-profit indus- 
try. From 4:30-6 p.m., students 
and alumni can ask questions 
and discuss with administrators 
and CEO's in non-profit organi- 
zations. 

"[Students and alumni] will 
learn about how to break into 
the field and what to expect out 
of a career in non-profit," said 
Cynthia Lewis, director of Career 
Services. "They [the Non-Profit 



Speaker Panel] will give students 
advice that can't be found in 
books." 

The event, put on by the 
Career Services Department, is 
the first of its kind on campus 
and Lewis hopes to make it an 
annual one. 

A panel of five speakers will 
be discussing different types of 
careers and skills that are ben- 
eficial in the non-profit line of 
work. Each member of the panel 
holds a degree and works or has 
worked in the field of non-profit 
organizations. 

Speakers of the panel will 
include Linda Fisher-Helton, 



Area Housing Authority; Robert 
Knutzen, Pituitary Network 
Association and Ken Weinberg, 
a retired non-profit organization 
specialist. 

Fisher-Helton is the Area 
Housing Authority public rela- 
tionship coordinator. The orga- 
nization provides assistance for 
those in need to find affordable 
housing. Located in Newbury 
Park, the non-profit organization 
serves the unmet housing needs 
of Ventura County residents. 
2532 families currently live in 
subsidized homes with assis- 
tance from the private sector. 
More information about the Area 



Housing Authority can be found 
online at www.ahavc.org. 

California Lutheran 

University alum and faculty 
member Delia Greeenlee will 
be on the speakers' panel as 
well. Director of Foundation 
Scholarship Development, she 
brings scholarship opportunities 
to students of CLU. 

"Without a scholarship, I 
would have been unable to attend 
a private university like Cal Lu," 
alumni Brandon Sontag said. 

Greenlee is also an active 
member of the Association of 
Fundraising Professionals and 
in August was presented the 



"Service to Alma Mater Award" 
by the Alumni Association of 
CLU. 

The Non-Profit Speaker Panel 
will bring non-profit organiza- 
tion leaders to discuss the life of 
working in the non-profit world. 

"We are bringing people to 
you," Lewis said, "which will 
make doing career research on 
non-profit jobs easier than ever. 
This will be a chance to learn 
about many of them." 

Registration for the 

event can be done online at 
www.clupostings.com or by 
emailing Cynthia Smith at 
csmith@clunet.edu. 




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6 The Echo 



By Jessica Harlmanl 

Staff Writer 

Aromas fill the air as 
one enters Chen's Szechwan 
Restaurant. Chen's is an indi- 
vidual Chinese cuisine that has 
a great devotion to their history 
of cooking and creating recipes, 
gratifying customers, astound- 
ing food and service. 

Owners Tony and Lin Chen 
were introduced to Thousand 
Oaks by a friend in 1982. They 
decided that Thousand Oaks 
would offer the perfect bal- 
anced atmosphere to open up a 
Chinese restaurant. 

Ever since opening day, their 
business has been busy. Their 
success is credited to three 
generations of family chefs and 
restaurant owners. 

Tradition is very important to 
the Chen's family. They believe 
that their devotion to keeping 
their service and meals just like 
they would for their own family 
gives them an advantage over 
other Chinese restaurants. 

Tony Chen took the cel- 
ebrated traditional recipes of 
Szechwan and spiced them up 
with fresh vegetables and sau- 
ced meats. 

"I try to keep the foods I 
make healthy and always fresh" 
Chen said. 

Their menu has a traditional 
taste mixed in with modern 
zing. 

Chen is always on the hunt 
for fresh foods. He usually goes 
to China Town to gather herbs 
and spices for his meals. He 
makes sure every ingredient 
has the most quality for their 
customers. 

"We have been very lucky to 




have served 3-4 generation of 
customers" Chen said. 

The owners treat each cus- 
tomer with a caring attitude and 
they always treat you like fam- 
ily. Chen's success is created by 
their customer. 

For the last 24 years, Chen's 
has never done any adverting. 
Most of their customers come 
from word-of-mouth or restau- 
rant reviews written in the local 
newspaper. Chen's uses their 
adverting dollar toward local 
charities or youth sport teams. 

"I can never chose which 
dish I like the best there are all 
good," said Martin Hartman, a 
customer since 1982. 

Chen's serves lunch and 
dinner from Sunday-Thursday 
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and 4: 
30 p.m.-9 p.m. They have a full 
service bar. 

The lunch menu has appetiz- 
ers, lunch specials and dessert. 
The dinner menu has appetiz- 
ers, soups, sea food, poultry, 
lamb, beef, pork, vegetables, 
noodles, a variety of rice and 
desert. Chen's also offers week- 
ly dinner specials. 



The most popular item for 
the appetizers is the homemade 
dumplings. They are made with 
four sheets wrapped with lean 
meat, boiled and served with 
delicious hot sauce. 

For the main course, Chen's 
special is a crowd pleaser. This 
dish is made by golden pan 
fried noodles, combination of 
jumbo shrimp, tender white 
meat chicken, beef, mushroom, 
baby corn, carrots, broccoli and 
snow peas mixed in with the 
chef's very, own special sauces 
in a sizzling plate. 

Chen's restaurant is great 
for a date, family dinner or take 
out. Chan's Szechwan restau- 
rant is located at 2024 A & B 
Avendia De Los Arboles Ave in 
Thousand Oaks. 

The restaurant is located 
next to the Vons shopping mar- 
ket. The phone number is (805) 
492-3583. Chen's is open seven 
days a week for lunch or dinner. 
Reservations are recommended 
for weekend nights because 
Chen's becomes booked. 



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Campus Quotes 



If you could be a mix of 
two different animals, what 
would you be? 



Jake Cousineau, 
2009 

"A panda and a fer- 
ret. I would look like 
Jeffrey Yokoyama." 




Kyle Hitch, 2009 

"A bird and a chee- 
tah because I could 
run fast and fly 
high. I would look 
like a big spotted 
kitty with wings." 




Jennifer Garcia, 
2008 

"I would be a chee- 
tah because they are 
really fast and a dol- 
phin because they 
are really friendly." 




Mike Hanks, 2008 

"I would be a tiger 
and a shark and I 
would be stripped 
like a tiger and have 
fins and teeth like a 
shark." 




Adam Erickson, 
2009 

"I suppose I would 
be a combination 
of a Peregrine Fal- 
con and a cat. It 
would have a cat's 
face and tail and the 
wings and body of a 
falcon." 




Greg Young, 2008 

"I would be a mana- 
tee and a leapard 
So I could have the 
best of both worlds. 
I would be shaped 
like a manatee and 
be super fast like a 
leopard " 




± eatures 



Octoer 11, 2006 



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Elvis alive in the form of former student 



By Ashley Barondess 

Staff Writer 

In between a photo shoot in 
L.A. and a corporate gig at the 
Beverly Hilton, Elvis himself 
had time to squeeze in a phone 
interview for The Echo, never 
too busy for his alma mater, 
California Lutheran University. 

Raymond Michael, otherwise 
known as Mr. Hebel to his stu- 
dents at Moorpark High School, 
has been playing Elvis longer 
than Elvis played Elvis. 

Just recently he returned from 
the 25th Anniversary Tour with 
Elvis's original band and backup 
singers. Hebel played at the same 
concert hall that Elvis did. 

It all started his freshman 
year at CLU. Hebel volunteered 
to represent the football team 
in a hypnotist show that came 
to campus. When the hypnotist 
instructed Hebel to act like Elvis, 
he did a little number and the 
audience went crazy. The rest is 
history. 

An operatic voice major, 
Hebel graduated in 1975. During 
his time at CLU, he played on 
the football team, taught swim 
lessons, ■ was Vice President of 
the student body for 2 Vi years 
and ASCLU president his senior 
year. He was a member of the 
Kingsman Quartet and starred 
in numerous CLU productions, 
including the lead in "Kiss Me 
Kate" in 1996. 

"The drama and music depart- 
ments at CLU made it possible 
for me to succeed both in singing 
professionally and in my teaching 
career. They taught me the skills 
I needed to do both... they taught 
it all," Hebel said. 

Although he is at the top of 
the teaching salary schedule, he 



still makes more money doing 
Elvis. 

"I am working four times this 
week. It just keeps on going," 
Hebei said. His students at 
Moorpark High love their star 
teacher and frequently attend his 
local shows, such as the annual 
Camarillo Concert in the Park, 
at which 8,500 people attended 
last year. 

Many of Hebel's students 
have continued on to become 
very successful in music and the 
performing arts. 

Nicole Pryor, is now perform- 
ing in the Phantom of the Opera 
in Las Vegas, Jamie Cronin 
is touring with "High School 
Musical" a production by Disney, 
and Jeremy Shoop, made it to the 
top 40 of "American Idol," and 
now has his own morning show 
on a local radio station out of 
Ventura. 

Hebel, now 52, is a resident 
of Moorpark and continues to 
juggle his three jobs: as teacher, 
Elvis and, most importantly, tak- 
ing care of and spending time 
with his family. 

"They are the best thing that 
ever happened to me," Hebel said 
of his four boys, three of which 
have already taken an interest in 
the arts. 

Raymond Jr., who is 19, 
recently starred in "City of 
Angels" at the Civic Arts Plaza. 
Joseph, 7, just starred in the frog 
prince in "The Frog Prince," 
and Jonathan, 4, loves music. 
They are also waiting for their 
one-year-old, Ethan, to join the 
group. 

His wife, Pam also loves 
to stay busy, but says that she 
misses her husband when he is 
away on tour. 

"It's OK though, because he 




Campus club 
unites Hawaiian 
community 



loves it. He wouldn't be the 
person he is today if he wasn't 
doing all these awesome things," 
she said. 

Hebel met Pam, former CLU 
alumni director, while volunteer- 
ing to hold benefit concerts for 
CLU. During the past 18 years, 
Hebel has raised more than 
$150,000 for the arts and schol- 
arships programs at CLU. Jan. 
29 was the last concert at which 



Photo courtesy ol Raymond Micheal 

18,000 tickets were sold, and 
150 people were turned away at 
the door. 

Soon you might see Hebel's, 
or Elvis's, face on the side of 
Metro Buses, billboards and bro- 
chures, from the photo shoot he 
had recently. He stays busy per- 
forming at everything from back- 
yard parties to big events. For 
booking information, contact him 
at www.raymondmichael.com. 



Graduate school events showcase options 



By Lindsay Borghello 

Staff Writer 

Hundreds of different 
graduate schools are available 
to apply to across the United 
States. California Lutheran 
University offers interested stu- 
dents opportunities to look into 
their graduate school options. 

Most grad schools allow 
prospective students to apply on 
their school's Web site. Students 
are not required to submit their 
high school transcripts but col- 
lege transcripts must be submit- 
ted. 

While applying students do 
not have to write the normal col- 
lege essay, students are required 
write an essay that is more of a 
personal statement. This allows 
the college to get a feel for what 
the student is interested in and 
why the student would be a 
good asset to their program. 

All graduate school programs 
vary at different universities. 
California Lutheran University 



has a popular business program 
When applying to grad schools, 
students are required to get let- 
ters of recommendation. 

"Most students get their 
letters from employers or 
from professors at the school 
they earned their bachelor's 
degree from," said Kelle Scott, 
Administrative Assistant of the 
Grad School programs at CLU. 

Students who have intern- 
ships while attending a four- 
year school may also request a 
letter of recommendation from 
this employer. 

For students who are unsure 
about attending grad school 
there are a few events coming 
up on the CLU campus. 

The first event is The 
Graduate School Panel on Oct. 
30 at 9:30-11 a.m. During this 
lecture, there will be members 
of the CLU grad school panel 
discussing the different pro- 
grams that are offered at CLU. 
This lecture is located in the 
Roth Nelson Room. 



Today 5:30-7 p.m. in the 
Nelson Roth Room the second 
event will be held. It is called, 
"Grad School, Med. School, 
Law School?." Discussions 
include information on the 
application process and when 
you should start preparing your 
application, and essay writing. 



All graduate school 
programs vary at different 
universities. 



This event will also include 
discussions about Pre-health 
programs, such as Dentistry. 
To register for this lecture visit 
www.clupostings.com 

On Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10 
a.m.- 2 p.m. the CLU Grad Fair 
will be held. The fair will be in 



the quad area next to the Soiland 
Humanities Center. The fair 
will have more than 30 different 
schools attending. The schools 
include CLU, Pepperdine 
University, Seattle University, 
Midwestern University and 
Chapman University. 

These different grad school 
events are designed to help 
students come to a decision 
on what schools and which 
programs are best for their 
degree. Students can also make 
an appointment with a career 
counselor to continue research 
on different programs for grad 
school. 

Counselors also help with 
applications. They assist stu- 
dents in deciding who would 
be best for the student to ask 
for letters of recommendation. 
To make an appointment with 
a career counselor call (805) 
493-3200 or visit the CLU Web 
site for more information about 
upcoming lectures and events 



By Alex Candia 



Staff Writer 

Hula dancing, the ukulele 
and suiting: What do these three 
things have in common ' All nl 
these things are historically found 
on Ihe beautiful island chain 
known as Hawaii. At California 
Lutheran University there is a 
club thai brings all of these fun 
traditions and great culture of the 
six islands together to explore 
and enjoy on campus 

The Hawaiian Club is club 
sponsored by CLU. which means 
like any other club, it needs mem- 
bers, officers and a budget. The 
club has no criteria to join. 

"Anybody who is interested 
can join; it jusl happens to be 
that some of our members are 
from I [await," Randy Toland 
said. She is the adviser to the 
club and makes sure thai every- 
thing gels done and assists with 
the group activities. People from 
c\ ery background are encouraged 
to join to learn more about these 
beautiful tropical islands. 

Hawaiian clubs are on other 
college campuses, "This year 
we hope to connect with the 
Hawaiian Club at Westmont 
College in Santa Barbara to put 
something fun together," Toland 
said. 

Hawaiian Club activities 
include bi-weekly meetings 
to discuss issues and eating 
Hawaiian style food. The club 
would not be complete without 
a Luau. 

"The main event last year was 
the Luau," senior Julie Parker 
said. She was a member last 
year and reflects on the fun she 
had participating in Hawaiian 
Club. "Last year we wen! to L&L 
Hawaiian Barbecue several times 
and designed Hawaiian Club T- 
shirts. They are really unique and 
neat." If L&L Hawaiian Barbecue 
doesn't ring a bell, go down to 
Janss Marketplace and check it 
out. It oilers a good selection ol 
"local" plates from Hawaii. 

Senior Aarika Lim is the 
president of this club and looks 
forward to another great year. 

"One of the things we are try- 
ing to do this year is build up club 
membership. Last year we had a 
lot of members that were seniors 
or studying abroad, so we are try- 
ing to get more people to enjoy 
tliis wilh us," Lim said. 

She is also expecting a fun 
time at the luau. "This year we 
are hoping to combine forces 
with Club Lu and sponsor a Luau 
event for a Friday night." 

The Hawaiian Club meets 
every first and third Tuesday of 
the month at 5:15 p.m. upstairs in 
the Soiland Humanities Center. 
For more information contact 
Lim at alim@clunet.edu or drop 
by the office and talk to Toland 
about the club. Lim said that, "we 
are open to ideas for the club, but 
our mission is to spread Ihe aloha 
spirit." 



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Not everything that can be counted counts, 
and not everything that counts can be 
counted. 

•Albert Einstein (1879 ■ 1955) 

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October n, 2006 



Etiquett e important in working world 

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Editor in Chief 

Your mother always said, 
"Mind your manners," but these 
days, when it is considered nor- 
mal to ask someone on a date via 
e-mail and "dressing up" for a 
nice dinner often means putting 
on a couture sweat suit, how can 
we determine what is acceptable 
behavior in today's somewhat 
informal society? 

As I get closer to graduating 
and becoming a member of the 



working world, I find myself 
curious as to the appropriate 
etiquette expected when dealing 
with bosses and fellow business 
people. 

According to the book "Dorm 
Rooms to Boardrooms" by 
Victoria Pilate, Ph.D., corpora- 
tions are spending up to $2,500 
to send employees to etiquette 
seminars because the companies 
want to retain the employees, but 
the employees lack the decorum- 
necessary to deal with others in 
the workplace. 

Seminars often include topics 
such as table manners, communi- 
cations tools do's and don'ts (cell 
phones, email, pagers, PDAs), 
business travel, dealing with 
difficult people and international 
customs. 

Emily Post was an American 
author who promoted proper 
etiquette. She was born in 
Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 27, 1872. 
The Emily Post Institute was 
created by Post in 1946 and is 
directed today by third genera- 
tion family members. According 



to the institute's Web site, the 
institute serves as a "civility 
barometer" for American society 
and continues Post's work. That 
work has grown to address the 
societal concerns of the 21st cen- 
tury including business etiquette, 
raising polite children and civil- 
ity in America. 

As far as dating is concerned, 
one can use one's best judgment 
to determine if they should or 
should not ask someone out 
using such an impersonal mode 
of communication as e-mail. 

Also, in case you were won- 
dering, according to the Emily 
Post Institute, restaurant attire 
that is "dressy casual" includes 
seasonal sport coat or blazer and 
slacks and open-collar shirt for 
men and street length dress, skirt 
and dressy top or dressy pants 
outfit for women (the list did not 
include couture sweat suits). 

For more information on 
business, everyday, holiday 
or wedding etiquette, visit 
www.emilypost.com 



Top Five Office Etiquette Tips 

1. Small talk — Avoid taboo questions such as "how old are you?" 
'how much did that cost?" or "when are you going to have children?" 
and stick to topics such as current events. 

2. Telephone - Do not make a phone call for a request or favor 
on Monday mornings, remember, yout "please" and "thank you," and 
if you think it is appropriate, e-mail first then follow with a call so 
that the recipient can have time to become familiar with your intended 
subject of discussion 

3. Business lunch - Turn your eel] phone off during lunch, leave 
the table if you must talk on the phone, do not blow your nose or 
comb your hair at the table, do not start earing before everyone has 
been served and when picking up finger food, use a napkin if tongs 
are not available. 

4. Gossip - Treat information you receive as critical privileged 
information, pass it along sparingly and only if necessary, stick to 
the bare minimum and facts only and avoid gossip that is hurtful in 
nature so as not to ruin ofGce relations. 

5. Office party - If your employer has a major party, make every 
ffort to attend, only bring a guest if the invitation indicates that you 

can bring one and be aware of the amount of alcohol you consume 
(no one wants to be known as "that drunk guy at last year's Christmas 
party"). 



Information courtesy of "Dorm Rooms to Boardrooms" by Victoria 
Pilate, Ph.D 



Foley 



scandal must not be covered up 

■ 




By Chris McGoinness 



Columnist 
2006 



The media has been buzzing 
this week, focusing on former 
Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., for 
disturbingly graphic instant mes- 
sages to 16 year-old boys in the 
Congressional Page Program. 
The scandal began more than a 
week ago and has continued to 
dominate the news cycle ever 
since, leaving the GOP nervous 
about the upcoming election in 
November. 

Foley's excuses for his behav- 
ior changed as the week contin- 
ued. First, it was because he was 
an alcoholic, but after this claim 

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was refuted by several of his col- 
leagues in the House, Foley then 
admitted he was gay. It was this 
admission (apparently not a sur- 
prise to many of his fellow peers) 
that has triggered the right wing 
into digging up some long-bur- 
ied myths about homosexual men 
and pedophilia. 

For years, radical conserva- 
tive groups have claimed that 
there is a direct link between 
homosexuality and those who 
sexually abuse or molest minors 
specifically when it comes to gay 
men and young boys. 

"The real issue," according 
to Tony Perkins, president of the 
Family Research Council (FRC), 
"is the link between homosexual- 
ity and child sex abuse." 

Perkins said that he believed 



that more than 86 percent of child 
molesters are gay. 

His claims are shared by many 
like him. But the truth of the mat- 
ter is that scientific research has 
shown that the reality is quite the 
opposite. In fact, while groups 
like the FRC have been skewing 
data, even making some of it up, 
to push their agenda, real scholars 
have been compiling significant 
research that show most men 
who sexually abuse minors are 
actually heterosexual. 

"The fact that an adult has 
pedophile tendencies tells you 
nothing about their adult rela- 
tionships. It tells you about 
what kind of children they are 
attracted to," said Jack Drescher, 
chair of the American Psychiatry 
Association's (APA) commit- 



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edges that opinions presented do not necessarily represent the views 
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tee on gay, lesbian and bisexual 
issues. 

Dr. Greg Herek, a professor 
of psychology at UC Berkley 
also debunked the gay/pedophile 
myth in many of his studies, 
which focus on prejudice and 
stigma in US culture. 

"The idea of sexual orienta- 
tion being linked to child moles- 
tation is such an old stereotype 
that no one takes it seriously," 
Herek said. 

According to Herek and the 
APA, an average of 96 percent 
of convicted pedophiles are het- 
erosexual men and only 3 percent 
identify themselves as "gay" or 
"homosexual." 

These statistics once again 
point to the falsity of the myth 
that the Right Wing is using to 
sweep the Foley scandal under 
the rug. What they do not realize 
is, that by scapegoating the irrep- 
rehensible actions of Foley, they 
are not only propagating a nega- 
tive stereotype of gays but they 
are showing the American people 
that they are more concerned with 
holding on to their congressional 
majority than protecting young 
men and women from a potential 
child predator. 

Instead of using a "non issue" 
to sweep this scandal under 
the mat before the election, the 
Congress, specifically the House 
leadership, needs to take full and 
appropriate actions, and pin the 
responsibility where it belongs, 
on Mark Foley. 



If our house be on fire, without inquiring if it 
was fired from within or without, we must try 
to extinguish it. " 

-Thomas Jefferson (17*3 - 1846) 

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October 11, 2006 



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Mean girls never grow up 



By Ally Cunningham 

Staff Writer 

Most of us have seen the 
Lindsay Lohan cult classic 
"Mean Girls." The film made 
millions in the box office and 
in DVD sales. Many women 
and girls enjoyed this movie 
and some were offended. The 
women who were offended 
may have been attacked by 
mean women at some point in 
their life. 

The problem at hand is 
why are women so mean to 
one another? Let me break it 
down for you. Since elementary 
school, it has been all about 
who has the cuter shoes or pret- 
tier dress. 

Women in their 40s are still 
competing against one another 
for the hottest shoe or pretti- 
est dress. On top of competing 
with each other for the hot spot, 
women are talking trash about 
one another all the time. 

"Dateline," The New York 
Times and The Boston Globe 
have all touched on this issue 



and state that women just want nenced this vicious cycle of 



MySpace is a great tool 

By Melissa Healy 



to be mean. 

"Dateline" conducted a 
study which showed a group 
of college women and middle 
school girls and some of their 
social habits. Both groups had 
the same problem. 

Within the groups of friends, 
more bad mouthing about each 
other went on than about people 
that were not in their immediate 
clique. 

Also, the women were taped 
calling each other "bitches, 
sluts, whores" and many other 
derogatory terms. Why does 
this happen? Some say it is a 
female thing, others say that it 
just means they are bad people. 
I think it is learned behavior. 

Growing up, most girls just 
wanted to fit in. This means 
that they will do pretty much 
anything to have a core group 
of friends to be popular. This 
leads to trash talking within 
each group of friends and then 
to each clique criticizing one 
another and so on. 



cattiness in some way shape or 
form. None of us are perfect, so 
saying that you have never said 
anything negative about another 
female is not true. 

The problem is that women 
do not learn; they continue 
doing these things to one another 
no matter what their age. Some 
people call these women "des- 
perate housewives." I have seen 
it first hand. I babysit for some 
families on the same street, and 
each one of these mothers tell 
me dirt on the mother across 
the street. It is sick, and I won- 
der why will it never end? Why 
do we not learn and grow out of 
torturing one another? 

Hopefully through recent 
studies and evaluations women 
can take this information and 
try to apply it to their lifestyles. 
Chances are if you are saying 
something nasty about some- 
one else, somewhere out there 
someone is saying something 
just as mean or worse than what 
is coming out of your mouth. So 



Each generation has expe- keep it real. Share the love. 



Special treatment for celebrities? 



By Lindsay Borghello 

Staff Writer 

It seems that every time I 
turn on the television lately, a 
celebrity gossip show is report- 
ing another celebrity arrest for 
possession of drugs, driving 
under the influence or some other 
defiance of the law. 

Celebrities receiving DUI's 
do not have any reason to get 
behind a wheel of a car after 
drinking. They have plenty of 
money to hire a driver to come 
pick them up. 

I have a hard time understand- 
ing why they would even put 
themselves in these situations. 

Tracey Gold, actress of the 
hit show "Growing Pains," was 
arrested for a DUI after she rolled 
her SUV with her husband and 
rwo children in the car. I recently 
watched an "Oprah Show" rerun 
where Gold had appeared to dis- 
cuss her DUI. 

During her interview she 
claimed that she only had two 
glasses of wine during a four- 
hour period. Researchers say 
that the normal body should 
process one drink per hour. In 
Gold's case if she only had two 
glasses of wine, her body was not 
reacting in an average way to the 
alcohol. 

She went on the "Oprah 
Show" to let viewers know that a 
lot of the time people may think 
they are sober, when in fact a 



breathalyzer test would prove 
them wrong. Gold was given 240 
hours of community service and 
paid a fine. 

She appeared on "Oprah" to 



Celebrities recieving 
DUI's do not have any 
reason to get behind 
the wheel of a car after 
drinking.They have 
plenty of money to hire 
a driver. 



educate the public about her DUI 
so they do not have the same 
problem she did. When I was 
watching her on the show, I felt 
like she was just trying to save 
her career. I do not think she was 
telling the truth about only hav- 
ing two glasses of wine. I think 
she was trying to give an expla- 
nation that she thought people 
would believe. 

Paris Hilton also made the 
headlines recently after being 
arrested for a DUI. Hilton 
was pulled over at 12:30 p.m. 
in September. She was given a 
breathalyzer test and blew the 



lowest possible DUI limit, .08. 
She claimed she only had one 
margarita and had not eaten all 
day. To me this was more believ- 
able than Gold's case. 

Hilton was taken in and was 
later picked up by her sister and 
delivered to her home. Most of 
the time the authorities will not 
allow the person to go home an 
hour after they are brought in. 
In this case authorities claimed 
they did not want all of the press 
there so they let her go. If Hilton 
is convicted of DUI, it will be a 
misdemeanor because it is her 
first offense. 

Mel Gibson was arrested this 
year for DUI in Malibu. He 
resisted arrest, which brought 
more attention to the case. I was 
glad to hear that Gibson pleaded 
no contest to his DUI offense. He 
did not try and make excuses for 
his offense as. many other celebri- 
ties do. 

It seems celebrities are given 
a second chance when they are 
arrested. They are able to give 
interviews to save themselves 
and their careers. While an aver- 
age person would have a hard 
time getting certain jobs again 
because of the typical back- 
ground checks. The public is not 
able to make excuses for their 
arrests, they just have to live with 
it, and 1 feel celebrities should be 
held accountable the same way. 



Staff Writer 

Popular online social 
networking Web sites, such 
as MySpace. Facebook and 
Friendster, have received 
criticism from many sources 
including parents, television, 
newspapers and various other 
groups. However, social net- 
working sites aren't inherently 
"bad." Like any other tool, 
these Web sites can be used, 
as well as abused, by its active 
participants. 

Social networking Web sites 
have helped millions find and 
keep in contact with friends and 
family. MySpace has approxi- 
mately 117 million users and 
is growing at roughly 200,000 
users a day. 

These sites are a great way 
for college students to keep in 
contact with their former class- 
mates, which can be thousands 
of miles away. While these Web 
sites should, and do, take some 
precautions to make abuse less 
likely to occur, the responsibili- 
ty for protecting children online 
is that of their parents. 

Television shows, like 
NBC's "Dateline: To Catch a 
Predator. " leave people won- 
dering how safe children are on 
social networking sites. Many 
people feel these social net- 
working sites are a way to bring 
predators to children and online 
criminals into people's homes. 

Numerous criminal cases 
have occurred in which one of 
these social networking tools 
was used to find a young victim. 
This year, a 14-year-old girl and 
her mother from Austin, Texas, 
filed a $30 million lawsuit 
against MySpace due to the 
teenager's claims that she met 
the man who assaulted her on 
the Web site. 

According to FBI Cyber 
Crime Task Force statistics, 
one in five children will at 
some point be solicited for sex 
through e-mail or chat, and one 
in four children are exposed to 
"unwanted" sexual material on 
the Internet. 

In order to combat these 
safety issues, MySpace has 
responded by . adding more 
safety features to their Web 
site. These new safety features 
include limiting membership 
to children over 14, new pri- 
vacy settings and restrictions 
on advertisement placements 
to younger users. A promi- 
nent new child safety feature 
requires members over 18 to 
already know either the e-mail 



address, or first and last name, 
of members less than 1 6 years 
old in order to contact them. 

Mainstream advertising has 
been using MySpace as a medi- 
um to reach its customers as 
well. Advertisers on MySpace 
create custom profiles, often 
including contests and other fun 
features in which user photos 
and videos are uploaded to the 
profile. Some notable advertis- 
ers include Toyota, Jeep, Sierra 
Mist and Herbal Essences. 

Many celebrities, comedi- 
ans, television programs and 
musicians have a following on 
MySpace. Profiles can be set up 
to promote celebrities and their 
newest projects. One example 
of a MySpace success is the 
band AF1, who was heavily 
promoted on MySpace, and as 
a result, gained exposure and 
sales from the site. 

According to the MySpace 
Web site, there are some basic 
safety guidelines to follow to 
maximize safety. Do not for- 
get that MySpace profiles and 
forums are public spaces. In 
other words, do not post any- 
thing the world should not view. 
Also, be careful about adding 
strangers to friend lists. Finally, 
it is advised to be honest about 
one's age while using the site. 




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Sports 



10 The Echo 



October 11, 2006 



Last minute goal beats Kingsmen 



By Mall Duncan 

Staff Writer 

The men's soccer team will 
open the second half of confer- 
ence play today as it travels to 
Pomona-Pitzer. The Kingsmen 
will try to bounce back from a 
week in which the team suffered 
its first loss in SCIAC play. 

After suffering a last min- 
ute 2-1 double-overtime loss to 
Redlands, CLU responded with 
a 2- 1 win over La Verne to keep 
the season heading in the right 
direction. 

"Losing to Redlands in the 
last seconds was one of the worst 
sports experiences I've had," 
junior Alex Zadini said. "I keep 
playing that last play over and 
over again in my head." 



"Our main focus would 
be to not let one loss 
blow our entire season." 

- Junior Dan Loghry 



CLU took an early lead 
against the Bulldogs as fresh- 
man Dany Ishak scored the first 
goal of the game 38 minutes into 
play. 

Redlands finally scored the 
70th minute to tie the game at 
one a piece. 

The Kingsmen, playing a man 
down, held off the Bulldogs from 
scoring any more points and sent 
the game into overtime. 




RED CARD vs REDLANDS — 
the official as he issues a red 
against Redlands. CLU lost 2 

After a scoreless first over- 
time, the game headed into its 
second overtime. 

The Bulldogs found the net 
with 35 seconds remaining, to 
give them the win and a share of 
first place in SCIAC. 

The Kingsmen, now tied for 
first, plan to put the loss behind 
them and expect to contend for 
the conference championship and 
a spot in the NCAA Division III 
tournament. 

"Our main focus would be to 
not let one loss blow our entire 
season," junior Dan Loghry said. 
"The team is looking at this loss 
as a test of our strength and will. 
We just beat La Verne 2-1 and 



Photograph by Nikol Reinke 

CLU players gather around 
card in last week's game 
1 in double-overtime. 

that was a great step for us com- 
ing off the loss to Redlands." 

"Our next focus after putting 
the past behind us is going after 
Pomona on Wednesday and send- 
ing another message to the rest of 
the league," he said. 

After 62 minutes into the game 
against La Veme, the Kingsmen 
scored two goals within four min- 
utes of each other. 

The goals were scored by 
sophomores Kristian Bjoru and 
Marius Bjerkan. Picking up the 
assists were juniors Scott Jones 
and Chris Estes. 

The Leopards scored once late 
in the game but CLU held on for 
the win. 




Photograph by Ntkol Heinhe 

DEFENSE — Junior Scott Jones keeps Redlands senior 
Brice Maloney in check. After the loss, CLU is now tied 
with the Bulldogs for first in SCIAC. 



Regals can't tame Leopards 



By Precious Wheal 

Staff Writer 

The Regals volleyball team is 
hoping to remain a contender for 
the SCIAC championship despite 
suffering a 3-1 loss to undefeated 
La Veme last week. 

CLU came into the game tied 
for first and is now one game 
back of the Leopards. 

"I think it was good team 
unity, but we could have done 
better to pull for a win," sopho- 
more setter Lindsey Benson said. 
"There's always next time. 
We are now focused on our next 
game, not our loss to La Veme." 
After yesterday's match 
against Whither, the Regals will 
host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 
on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in 
the Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center. 

In the loss to La Veme the 
Regals were led by senior Mo 
Coverdale who accounted for 34 
kills. Junior Jenna Meligan added 
18 digs, while junior Bailey 
Surratt recorded 59 assists. 

SCIAC announced Coverdale 
as its player of the week for the 
week of Sept. 25-30. During that 
span, she had a total of seven 




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aces, 19 digs and 56 kills in three 
matches. 

La Veme was led by junior 
Jodi Lindsay and freshman Crista 
Jones, who had 18 and 17 kills 
respectively. 

The Leopards won by scores 
of 30-26, 30-28, 30-32 and 32- 
30. 

"We played one of our worst 
matches statistically of the sea- 
son," head coach Kellee Roesel 
said. "I am disappointed in^ tte 



SCIAC standings 

(Standings as of Oct. 9) 



Football 
Cal Lutheran 

Occidental 

Pomona-Pitzer 

La Verne 

Redlands 

CMS 

Whittier 



2-0 

2-0 
1-1 
1-1 
0-1 
0-1 
0-2 



Volleyball 

La Verne 
Cal Lutheran 

CMS 

Pomona-Pitzer 

Redlands 

Whittier 

Occidental 

CalTech 



7-0 
7-1 

5-2 
4-3 
3-5 
2-5 
1-6 
0-7. 



Photograph by Tracy Maple 

HOME COURT — CLU fans pack the Gilbert Sports and 
Fitness Center to watch the Regals take on La Veme. 



outcome, but not disheartened." 

On Oct. 27, the Regals will 
get a second opportunity to beat 
La Veme. CLU hopes that game 
will at least put the team in a tie 
for first in the conference. 

"This squad can, and will, 
defeat La Veme at their place 
in late October," Roesel said. "I 
believe in my group, and know 
that we will only continue to get 
better." 



Men's Soccer 

Cal Lutheran 6-1 

Redlands 6-1 

Pomona-Pitzer 5-1 

CMS 3-3 

La Verne 3-4 

Occidental 3-4 

CalTech 1-6 

Whittier 0-7 



Men's Water P< 
Overall Standi: 

Redlands 
La Verne 
Pomona-Pitzer 
Cal Lutheran 

CMS B, J 
Whittier 
Occidental 
CalTech 



Women's Soccer 

Pomona-Pitzer 5-0-1 

Redlands 5-1-1 

Cal Lutheran 4-3-0 

CMS 4-3-0 

LaVerne 3-4-0 

Occidental' 2-5*0" 
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October 11, 2006 



The Echo 11 



Regals gain momentum 



HAGGARD GRADUATE 
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 



By Joshua Richards 

Staff Writer 

After a disappointing 0-6 
start, the Regals soccer team 
has won five of its last seven 
contests, including two double- 
overtime wins over Occidental 
and La Sierra. 

The Regals defeated La Verne 
2-0 during the weekend, improv- 
ing their SCIAC record to 4-3, 
good for third in the conference. 

"We played together as a 
team," sophomore Sarah Rickert 
said, "and we got the job done." 

The Regals look to carry the 
momentum from the win into the 
rest of SCIAC play. 

Rickert, who recently con- 
verted from defender to forward, 
scored both goals for the Regals, 
one unassisted and the other set 
up by senior Mae Des Rosiers. 

Rickert also scored two goals 
in last week's 4-1 defeat of 
Claremont. 

She was positive about the 
team's performance on Saturday 
and was excited for the team's 
future with how the women have 
been playing as of late. 

The Regals will host SCIAC 
opponent Pomona-Pitzer today at 
4 p.m. at North Field. 

Pomona-Pitzer, with a record 
of 5-1-1, has scored a total of 16 
goals in conference play while 
allowing just six. 

"This is a huge game," sopho- 
more Jennifer LaMoure said, 
"and we need to prove to every- 




.. Photograph by Tracy Maple 

REGAL SOCCER - Sophomore Sarah Rickert controls the 
ball during CLU's 4-1 win over Redlands . 



one that we can be a dominating 
force in our league." 

The Regals know that this 
week is a big opportunity for 



them to gain ground in the 
conference and to make a push 
towards postseason play. 



Water polo ready for SCIAC play 



By Trent Hecks 



Staff Writer 

The men's water polo team 
will have a week of practice in 
order to get ready for its open- 
ing of SCIAC play, hosting 
defending champion Redlands 
on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oaks 
Christian School in Westlake 
Village. 

The team must rebound from 
coming off of a disappointing 
two-day tournament last week- 
end at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 
CLU finished tournament play 
with a 1-3 record. 

"We are definitely ready for 
league play," senior Jared Clark 
said. "We have our toughest 
match first against Redlands, so 
that should help us." 

They opened the tourna- 
ment with a 13-11 loss against 
No. 3-ranked Johns Hopkins 
University. A definite under- 
dog, the Kingsmen did not seem 
intimidated by the Blue Jays, 
jumping out to a 4-3 halftime 
lead. 

During the second half, Johns 
Hopkins was too much for the 
Kingsmen, scoring 1 goals. 

Despite the loss, freshman 
Matt Heagy was not too dis- 
appointed with how the team 



played. 

"We played really good," 
he said. "There were a couple 
breakdowns offensively that 
cost us the game, but overall we 
played good." 



"We are definitely 
ready for league play. We 
have our toughest match 
first against Redlands, so 
that should help us ." 

- Senior Jared Clark 



Junior goalie Quinten 
Beckmann recorded 11 saves. 
Junior All-American Scott 
Bredesen scored three goals 
in the match. Freshman Scott 
Bergemann, Clark and Heagy 
contributed two goals a piece. 

CLU's second match of the 
day was a 13-7 victory against 
Washington & Jefferson. 

The Kiitgsmen would again 
lead at halftime, and would main- 
tain the lead down the stretch. 

The Kingsmen defense 
allowed three goals during the 



second half. 

Sophomore Michael Libutti 
was the leading scorer for the 
Kingsmen, with four goals. 

The next day of tournament 
play did not go well for the 
Kingsmen. 

They opened with a 16- 
7 loss to Division I Bucknell 
University. 

The Kingsmen found them- 
selves down early, down 5-2 after 
a quarter and losing 9-3 at half. 

The last match of the tourna- 
ment was a 12-7 loss to George 
Washington. 

The Kingsmen fell behind in 
this game from the beginning, 
going down 3-0 after the first 
quarter. 

Heagy continued his strong 
play, scoring four goals. 

Junior team captain Cody 
Shirk is confident heading 
into conference play, but 
knows it will be a challenge 
with the lack of experience. 
The Kingsmen have only one 
senior. Clark. 

"We don't have the matu- 
rity to win games down the 
stretch," Shirk said. "We are 
still a very young team, but we 
have the potential to be one of 
the best in Division III." 




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October 11, 2006 



Football beats Poets as Jones shines 

Kingsmen play C-M-S 
Stags Saturday, 11 -game 
win streak is on the line 



By Max Anderson 



The Kingsmen foot- 
ball team moved one step 
closer to capturing a SCIAC 
championship and a spot 
in the Division III play- 
offs Saturday, but they will 
have to keep its focus on 
this week's game against 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 

Junior quarterback Danny 
Jones threw for four touch- 
downs and the defense 
did just enough to contain 
Whittier quarterback Joshua 
Scurlock as the Kingsmen 
got past the Poets 35-10 
Saturday night to remain 
undefeated and extend their 
win streak to 1 1 . However, 
head coach Scott Squires 
wasn't completely satisfied 
with his team's performance. 

"[This game] was a great 
learning opportunity for us," 
he said. "Now it's a matter 
of 'how do we grow from 
here'" 

While the scoreboard may 
have indicated a blowout, the 
actual game told a different 
story. 

The Kingsmen offense 
found it difficult to get into 
a rhythm. A malfunctioning 
Whittier scoreboard didn't 
help matters, causing sev- 
eral stoppages of play on 
Kingsmen drives during the 



first quarter. 

On defense, CLU had a 
tough time containing the 
elusive Scurlock, who net- 
ted almost 50 yards on the 
ground despite being sacked 
seven times. Special teams 
also struggled as kicker 
Connor Pearce failed to con- 
vert two extra points, his first 
two misses of the year. 

"A lot of it was on me," 
Squires said. "I didn't prepare 
our team enough mentally to 
play on Saturday night." 

Even after winning big, 
the first thing on the coach's 
mind is identifying and cor- 
recting mistakes, which is 
a big part of the reason the 
Kingsmen are 4-0. 

If a self-described sub- 
par performance results in a 
25-point victory, teams had 
better be afraid of a CLU 
team that plays up to its full 
potential. 

Jones is still on fire hav- 
ing scored 11 total touch- 
downs in the last two games. 
His performance last week 
against La Verne earned 
him national recognition 
as he was named to the 
D3Football.com national 
team of the week. 

"He is really the heart and 
soul of our deal," Squires 
said. "He deserves all of the 
recognition he is starting to 




Photograph by Paul Thompson 

GOT YOUR BACK - Senior Cory Hendricks blocks Whittier's Donovan Moloney. CLU beat 
the Poets 35-10 Saturday night. 



get. He has an awesome 
work ethic and it shows. 
'How can I be better' is the 
main question he asks him- 
self every week." 

The defense also con- 
tinues to come up big for 
CLU. They have surren- 
dered just 52 points in four 
games for an average of 13 
a game. Compare that to 
the 133 points scored by the 
Kingsmen offense and it's 
easy to see why the team has 
been so successful. 

Up next for the Kingsmen 
is Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 
a team that is coming off 
a 28-21 win over fellow 
SCIAC opponent Chapman. 



The Stags have a repu- 
tation for controlling the 
clock by keeping the ball 
and putting long drives 
together, a style of football 
that could pose a problem 
for the Kingsmen. 

"They like to establish 
and dictate the tempo of 
the game," said Squires, 
"So we need to try to break 
their rhythm." 

While the Stags are 
probably not the best team 
that CLU will face this 
year, Squires and staff hope 
the team won't overlook 
this game. 

The Kingsmen know 
better than most that every 



game is vital and that one 
loss can ruin a season. 

Last year, after finish- 
ing 8-1 with their only 
loss coming to nationally 
ranked Occidental, they 
planned on receiving a 
Division III playoff bid. 

However, that one loss 
was enough to make the 
playoff selection commit- 
tee pass on the Kingsmen, 
ending their season abrupt- 
ly in disappointment. 

"It's a motivator," 
Squires said of last years 
snub by the selection com- 
mittee. "We want to be a 
playoff team; that's our 
goal." 




Photograph by Pan] Thompson 

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES' - Quarterback Danny 
Jones threw for four touchdowns in Saturday night's win 
over Whittier. 



Photograph by Paul Thompson 

GOING TO WORK - The CLU offense gets ready for the snap. CLU won its 11th straight 
game as they improved to 4-0 on the season. The Kingsmen will face the Stags from Cla- 
remont-Mudd-Scripps this Saturday. 



Volume 48, Number 8 



November 8, 2006 



j ^ ilifomia Lutheran I" nrver- H . ^ 

The Echo 



INSIDE 



60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 



News- 



Students show off for 
Jay Leno. 
See page 2. 




Sports- 



Regals volleyball ad- 
vance to the playoffs. 
See page 1 1 . 




Features- 



CLU 24/7 student 
multimedia project gives 
glimpse of local life. 

See page 6. 




Opinion- 



Max Anderson discuss- 
es the effects of negative 

political campaigns. 
See page 9. 



President Olson remembered 



By tana tile 

Staff Writer 

Dr. Raymond Olson, the 
second president of California 
Lutheran University, passed away 
in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 21 at 
the age of 96. 

During his presidency at 
CLU, he worked to unite faculty, 
increase the student population 
by 50 percent and keep afloat 
what was then California 
Lutheran College, the newest of 
the 28 colleges of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America. 

"My memories of him 
are of somebody that was 
compassionate, and dedicated to 
Cal Lutheran and its importance 
in both the community and as 
an educational institution," said 
Tim Hengst, Interim Dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences. 

Hengst was a student at CLU 
from 1968-1972, and remembers 
Olson as "somebody you would 
expect to be a president. He 
was very distinguished and 
represented the college in a great 
way." 

Olson served as president 
from 1963-71. 

Dr. John Sladek. CLU 
president, said that at the time 
Olson was hired the college was 
overspending and did not have an 
endowment. 

Funding was a major concern 



of the young college. 

"[Olson] was a fundraiser, he 
developed an awful lot of rapport 
with the community while he was 
here," said Don Bielke, former 
Kingsmen basketball coach. 

Olson founded the Community 
Leaders Club, now known as the 
Community Leaders Association, 
whose annual charity auction was 
held last Saturday. 

Previously, the faculty and 
administration were at odds. 

Sladek said that when Olson 
took over he hired 60 percent new 
faculty with whom he fostered a 
team spirit. 

Dr. Barbara Collins, professor 
of biology, is a founding faculty 
member of CLU. She came to the 
college just after Olson was hired 
in 1963. 

"He had a lot of pulling 
together to do to make us unified 
and a growing university," she 
said. 

She described Olson as a 
very kind individual who was 
thoughtful and considerate. 

Olson's leadership resulted in 
a staff who respected him. 

"He reconsidered things that 
were acted on too hastily." said 
Dr. Tom Maxwell, former CLU 
professor of anthropology. 

When Maxwell was hired 
in 1964, CLU became the 
first Lutheran college to offer 
anthropology. 




Photograph courtesy of CLU Media Relations 

Olson was the second president of California Lutheran 
University. 



"Ray never missed an athletic 
event at the university," Bielke 
said. "He took part in all campus 
life; all the faculty, staff and 
students knew who he was." 

Students respected him as 
well. 

"It was the way that he 
expressed a commitment to 
strong Christian values and 
Christian higher education and 
was an example to that in his own 
life." Hengst said. "He helped 
make us who we are today." 

Prior to his career at CLU, 
Olson served as a professor of 
religion and speech at Waldorf 



College in Iowa for three years, 
was a Lutheran pastor for 1 4 years 
and Director of Stewardship for 
the former Evangelical Lutheran 
Church and The American 
Lutheran Church for 1 2 years. 

He is survived by his wife 
Helen, their three children and 
many grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

CLU will hold a memorial for 
Olson on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in 
Samuelson Chapel. 

"It will be a celebration of his 
life and a celebration of CLU," 
Sladek said. 



Urban exchange raises awareness 



By Peter Burgwald 

Staff Writer 

Volunteer students and 
faculty participated in the Urban 
Exchange program last weekend, 
which dealt with issues of poverty 
and homelessness. The program, 
held in downtown Los Angeles 
for three days and two nights, 
brought together 15 volunteers. 

"I think the Urban Exchange 
Program opens the eyes of 
CLU students," said freshman 
Reshai Tate, co-coordinator for 
the Community Service Center. 
"Being at a private institution we 
are very privileged, and it may be 
difficult at times to be aware of 
the effects of poverty." 

Angelica Lutheran Church 
provided housing for the 
volunteers. The program cost $5 
and the use of the participants 
meal plans for the weekend. AH 
money used during the weekend 
was then spent on the homeless 
in the area. 

Volunteers arrived Friday 
evening to set up their sleeping 
arrangements and ended the 
night with a pre-expenence 
reflection exercise. Volunteers 
spent Saturday providing hygiene 



packets to the homeless and 
experiencing urban life. 

In Skid Row, one of the 
activities designated each 
volunteer to find a homeless 
person and buy them lunch. 

Another activity involved an 
informational scavenger hunt. 
Volunteers walked the streets and 
spoke with police officers and 
locals about the issue of poverty 
in their neighborhood. 

"This experience is a good 
way to apply the concepts 
students have learned in their 
academic environment," said 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, CLU 
university pastor. "Perhaps 
they might be open to learning 
something a little different, as 
well." 

This is the third year the 
Urban Exchange has been offered 
and was a collaborative effort 
between Lord of Life and the 
Community Service Center. 

A similar program, previously 
known as "Urban Plunge," 
was discontinued several years 
earlier, Maxwell-Doherty said. 
Three years ago. Lord of Life 
reinstituted the program under its 
new name "Urban Exchange." 

"I'm personally really excited 



to go because I've never been 
able to attend before," senior 
Heather Pasch said. 

She is on the church council 
and is a member of Lord of Life. 



"I don't think some 
students on campus even 
know about the poverty 
that exists right here in 
Thousand Oaks and Ventura 
County." 

Rnkat Tuie 



"If there's one thing we can 
do, we need to realize how blessed 
we are and see what avenues can 
be taken to help other people in 
need." Pasch said. 

Several reflection exercises 
were done throughout the events 
of Saturday and the volunteers 
ended the day with a dinner at 
Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. 



The Lord of Life tried 
to strengthen the reflection 
component this year, Maxwell- 
Doherty said. Volunteers were 
asked to engage in relevant 
conversation and reflect on their 
experiences. 

"Sometimes I hear students 
say 'I've got to get out of the 
Thousand Oaks bubble' and 
this is a good way to do that." 
Maxwell-Doherty said. 

The Community Service 
Center is looking at the 
possibility of hosting another 
Urban Exchange program in 
Ventura County in the spring, 
according to Tate. 

"I don't think some students 
on campus even know about 
the poverty that exists right here 
in Thousand Oaks and Ventura 
County." Tate said. 

Last year an estimated 6,000 
people in Thousand Oaks were 
living below the poverty level, 
according to a 2005 U.S. Census 
Bureau. 

'"I think on some level," 
Maxwell-Doherty said, "all of 
us could be more knowledgeable 
about the effects of poverty and 
homelessness." 



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November 8, 2006 



Students share their talents 



By Wes Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

Cameras from "The Tonight 
Show" with Jay Leno were rolling 
in front of the Soiland Humanities 
Center last Wednesday to catch- 
students doing silly and unusual 
things between classes. 

"It's very similar to 
Jaywalking, but without the fil- 
ter between the camera and the 
world," said Andy McEnfresh, 
"Tonight Show writer for the 
sidewalking sketch. 

"There is a lot of head scratch- 
ing as people think of what they 
can do and then they are like, 
wait a minute I did this thing in 
fourth grade and it was funny, 
let's see if it'll work now." 

According to McEnfresh, 
the Sidewalking crew has been 
all over the country and they 
just want people to show them 
how crazy they are. McEnfresh 
believes that the skit will get cra- 
zier as time goes on. 

"The producers from "The 
Tonight Show" called our office 
to see if we would be interested in 
having them come to California 
Lutheran University to film stu- 
dents for their skit," said Jannette 
Jauregui CLU Media Relations 
Coordinator. 

"We are looking forward to 
having the opportunity to get 
CLU's name out there while our 
students have some fun in the 
process." 



About 50 students came to 
share their unique talents in front 
of the "Tonight Show" camera. 
Students made baby noises, 
cracked their jaws, sang the 
national anthem, created a human 
fountain, did tricks with their 
Razor scooters, picked their nose 
with their tongue, did their best 
impression of Chewbacca, show- 
cased several different sounds 
including a pigeon, a monkey, the 
wicked witch of the west, Xena: 
Warrior Princess and a toad. 

One student flossed his sinus- 
es with a headphone cable. 

A sizeable crowd gathered 
just to watch the things that stu- 
dents could do. 

"I want to be on TV and Jay 
Leno is my hero," sophomore 
Kirsten Lindholm said. 

She picked her nose with her 
tongue in front of the camera. 

"I knew I could touch my 
nose with my tongue so I decided 
to stick my tongue in my nose... 
it was crazy," she said. 

Junior Michael Ely showcased 
two very different talents. First, 
he went up to the microphone 
and cracked his jaw several times 
making an uncomfortable pop- 
ping sound. 

"Me and my orthodontist had 
a big fight awhile ago because I 
wouldn't wear my rubber bands," 
Ely said. "He took off my braces 
and ever since then I could crack 
my jaw. It really freaks out my 
dentist." 




Photograph by Nlkol Betake 

Students gathered around to watch, as their peers performed their talents for The Tonight 
Show with Jay Leno segment. 



After watching a few more 
students show off their talents, 
and some heavy encouragement 
from the "Tonight Show" film 
crew, Ely decided to step back 
in front of the camera to show 
off another talent Tie first dem- 
onstrated, last year, during the 
"What would you do for $500?" 
contest at Club Lu. Ely took a 
headphone cable provided by the 
film crew and inhaled it into his 
nose until he could pull it out of 
his mouth. Several students in the 
crowd winced and turned away 



as he performed this uncomfort- 
able feat. 

After a quick recovery and a 
few sips of water, Ely returned to 
watching other students show off 
their talents. 

Freshman Stacy Gross got a 
very enthusiastic crowd going, 
clapping their hands and cheer- 
ing her on, as she belted out the 
lyrics to the song "Something to 
Talk About," by Bonnie Raitt. 

Gross rounded out a very 
talented group of CLU students 
hoping to get their 15 minutes of 



fame on "The Tonight Show". 

"I love singing and this was 
a great opportunity to be on TV, 
and so I thought why not," Gross 
said. 

The segment, filmed on 
Wednesday, does not have a set 
airdate, but should be airing on 
"The Tonight Show" within the 
next few weeks. 

For more information for 
when the sketch will air, and 
to watch" previous Sidewalking 
sketches visit www.nbc.com/ 
leno. 



Board of Regents select two new members 



By Kara Corliss 

Staff Writer 

The Board of Regents' recent 
election brings two new members 
to represent California Lutheran 
University's students and faculty. 

According to Dr. John Sladek, 
CLU president, the board is 
responsible for fulfilling the 
university's mission and the legal 
accountability for its operations. 

The board meets three times a 
year to discuss matters concern- 
ing CLU and the progress of the 
school. 

"The purpose of the board 
is to ensure every student has 
the available resources to fulfill 
their goals as an undergraduate," 
Sladek said. "Every decision the 
board makes affects the univer- 
sity for decades," Sladek said. 

Two representatives of CLU 
have joined the Board of Regents, 
Autumn Malloy, ASCLU presi- 
dent and Dr. Sharon Docter, 
faculty chair. 

"By having them on the board, 
it gives students, faculty and 
alumni a voice," Sladek said. 

Malloy said since being on 
the board, she has a much more 
in-depth insight into how the uni- 



versity functions. 

"I have developed a great- 
er appreciation for the work done 
by the regents, members of the 
administration and other employ- 
ees and friends of the university," 
she said. 

Malloy said it is important 
that students are represented 
when decisions that affect them 
are being made, and she is glad 
she can provide that representa- 
tion on the board. 

"As the student representa- 
tive, I attend the board meetings 
and other board functions, pro- 
vide an update on current student 
life and concerns and provide the 
student perspective on a variety 
of issues," she said. 

Docter will serve two years 
on the board as a faculty repre- 
sentative. 

"It is an opportunity to see a 
different side of the university 
and to have a voice in bringing 
policies forward that will hope- 
fully have positive impacts on 
students and on my faculty col- 
leagues," she said. 

Twenty-seven voting mem- 
bers serve on the board, and 
according to Sladek. many are 
CLU alumni. 



"The board members are out- 
standing servants of this commu- 
nity," he said. "They care about 
the students and the university." 

Members of the board travel 
from across the United States to 
attend the board meetings that 
last for a two-day period. 

"We have members who trav- 
el from Denver and Philadelphia 
to come to the meetings," Sladek 
said. "I hope to broaden the 
board with individuals from the 
Midwest." 

Sladek said the members are 
an important group of people, 
who are working hard to serve 
the university. 

"Most members on the board 
are busy people with high profile 
jobs," he said. "It costs them 
money to take time out of their 
careers to be on the board." 

Sladek said members of the 
board contribute in various ways. 
Although it is not required of 
members, many contribute to 
CLU financially. 

"They contribute to just about 
everything that goes on in the 
university," he said. "It is a sign 
of service." 

Docter said she has attended 
one board meeting, and she has 



enjoyed the chance to get to 
know the board members. 

"They are quite an impres- 
sive group of people who have 
accomplished much," she said. "I 
am particularly impressed by 
their though tfulness, intelligence 
and commitment to CLU." 



Malloy said it has been a great 
experience for her to work with 
the members of the board who 
care about the university, its stu- 
dents and employees. 

"They are all so passionate 
about what they do, and it is 
great to see that passion help out 
our school," she said. 



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Grad School Fair gives opportunity 



By Amber Trockey 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran 

University hosted the annual 
Graduate School Fair, last 
Thursday that allowed students 
a valuable opportunity to speak 
with admissions counselors and 
representatives from a number of 
different schools. 

Cynthia Smith, career coun- 
sler advises students interested 
in graduate school to do research 
and start early. 

The fair is an excellent place 
to begin research on multiple 
schools. 

"The fair is a place to gather 
all of your information at once," 
Smith said. "You have a person 
right in front of you to answer 
your questions." 

With nearly 40 different 



schools showcased at the fair, 
students could speak directly 
with admissions counselors and 
school representatives. 

Frank Frias, director of MBA 
Recruitment, was at the fair rep- 
resenting Woodbury University 
located in Burbank. 

He discussed helpful infor- 
mation for students interested in 
attending the university. 

"Start early and find out the 
admissions requirements," Frias 
said. 

Frias discussed the require- 
ments for attending the uni- 
versity that included a letter of 
recommendation, a resume, a 2.5 
g.p.a. and the GMAT, which is a 
Graduate Management Aptitude 
Test. 

While all of these require- 
ments should be met for a student 



to be accepted to Woodburn, there 
are some things that students can 
do to stand out. 

"We want to know why you 
are pursing your chosen profes- 1 
sion," Frias said. "We are looking 
for leaders." 

Another attendant of the fan- 
was David Hull, admissions 
associate for Allium International 
University located in Alhambra. 

This university provides a 
graduate program for students 
interested in professions in psy- 
chology. Hull noted what makes 
students stand out when applying 
to Alliant. 

"We want to know where is 
your passion and why are you 
pursing it," he said. "We want 
to see that you can reflect and 
articulate." 

Other requirements for Alliant 



include a degree in psychology, 
some general introductory psy- 
chology courses and a 3.0 g.p.a. 

CLU was at the fair represent- 
ing the different graduate degrees 
offered. Angela Rowley, admis- 
sions counselor, represented 
the School of Education and 
Psychology. 

She also had some advice for 
students interested in applying to 
graduate school. 

"Research and get your 
information early," Rowley said. 
"You can tell when students have 
research the school." 

While each university dis- 
cussed different requirements for 
admission, many of the schools 
agreed on one key component 
for standing out when applying 
experience. 

Representatives from each 



school discussed the fact that 
experience was one of the most 
important things a student can 
bring to graduate school. 

"Students stand out when 
they can speak from experience," 
Rowley said. "Internships and 
volunteer opportunities always 
help." 

Smith discussed a number of 
benefits of attending graduate 
school. 

"It gives you more time if you 
haven't built up your resume," 
she said. "You can further your 
education and specialize, and you 
often receive a higher salary." 

Students interested in apply- 
ing to graduate school should 
contact the Career Center at (805) 
493-3196. 

"It's never too early to start 
planning," Smith said. 



Edward Goldman speaks on the impact of art 



ByMaMMatasel 

Staff Writer 

Contemporary art has rele- 
vance in modem society, said art 
critic Edward Goldman when he 
spoke Thursday at the Samuelson 
Chapel in the inaugural lecture of 
the Kwan Fong Gallery Speaker 
Series. 

The series is hosted by the art 
department and Michael Pearce, 
the curator of the Kwan Fong 
Gallery. 

"It was wonderful of someone 
with this stature in the art com- 
munity to come to CLU," Pearce 
said. "The scope and range of his 
expertise is well respected." 

Goldman has worked as an 
art critic at KCRW since 1988. 

The radio station is one of 
the largest public radio stations 
on the West Coast. 



Goldman said that learning 
about art in college helps make 
students well rounded and better 
educated individuals. 

"Art allows us to discover 
and learn about ourselves," 
Goldman said. "We can find out 
things about ourselves we never 
knew through art." 

He also said studying art can 
help students find themselves for 
other reasons. 

"If art only pleases you, or 
just relaxes you, you are short 
changing yourself," Goldman 
said. "Art should please you 
intrigue you, anger you and even 
piss you off." 

Students at the lecture 
agreed with Goldman and were 
impressed to have someone with 
such high stature give a lecture at 
California Lutheran University. 

"What I saw was very mov- 



ing and helped me to understand 
the relevance of modern art," 
senior Matt Linden said. 

To highlight his lecture, 
Goldman used a projector to 
show images of famous but con- 
troversial pieces of art. 

Some of the examples he used 
included David Ireland's "Angles 
Go-Round," David Hockney's 
"California Art Collector," Jasper 
John's "According to What" and 
Andres Serano's controversial 
"Piss Christ." 

"I was worried at first about 
showing pieces that might 
offend people at the university," 
Goldman said, "but as I got into 
the lecture, I saw that I could' 
show some of the pieces and just 
went from there." 

Another key point Goldman 
wanted to make was about how 
Los Angeles is one of the largest 



centers of contemporary art. 

He said that the city is one of 
the four biggest homes to con- 
temporary art, along with Berlin, 
London and New York. 

Goldman, originally from 
Russia, worked at the Hermitage 
Museum in Leningrad. He then 
immigrated to the United States 
in 1977. 

"We should all try to collect 
contemporary art," Goldman 
said. "My homeland [Russia] 
did not have contemporary art at 
first, but has now begun to col- 
lect pieces." 

• From 1998-99, he was the 
arts and culture editor of "Life 
& Times Tonight" on KCET, the 
PBS television station based out 
of Los Angeles. 

He has also taught Russian art 
history at the Art Center College 
of Design in Pasadena and semi- 



nar classes on art collecting at 
Otis College of Art and Design. 

Goldman is an art consultant 
and curator for corporate and 
private clients. 

He also contributes articles to 
a number of different art publica- 
tions. 

Additionally, he serves as a 
panelist, moderator and speaker 
for various museums, and arts 
organizations. 

Goldman is a member of the 
International Association of Art 
Critics. 

Students that attended the 
lecture agreed with the ideas 
Goldman wanted to get across. 

"I think that people have to 
remember what the true meaning 
of art is," junior Crystal Murguia 
said. "It is the expression of cre- 
ativity and imagination." 



Survey digs deep for student drug and alcohol statistics 



By Clair Tenney 

Staff Writer 

Student Life has issued a 
Core drug and alcohol survey 
to students through e-mail in 
hopes to target issues on campus 
and educate students about their 
choices. 

The survey will be open until 
Friday. 

As an incentive for students to 
participate in the survey, students 
have the chance to win two tick- 
ets to Disneyland Park. 

The Core Drug and Alcohol 
Survey is facilitated to numer- 
ous universities across the United 
States. 

It allows California Lutheran 
University to gauge its institu- 
tional data against the national 
standard. 

Some questions are general 
demographic information that the 
Core Institute, who publishes the 



survey, include. 

Students are asked their grade 
point average, family history 
of alcohol and drugs and where 
usage takes place. 

CLU also has the option to 
customize 10 questions to meet 
specific needs of CLU. 

General demographic ques- 
tions are also helpful to the uni- 
versity. 

"Sometimes we see trends 
where we might not have predict- 
ed," Sally Sagen said. "Questions 
regarding location of use allow 
us to understand if students are 
using alcohol in legal or illegal 
ways, and if they are in safe 
locations when they consume 
alcohol." 

General questions the survey 
asks are the student's year, age, 
ethnicity, marital status, gender, 
current residence, if the student 
is working and with whom they 
live with. 



The survey also includes the 
drugs marijuana, cocaine, hal- 
lucinogens, amphetamines, seda- 
tives and tobacco. 

It asks specific questions 
regarding how many times a stu- 
dent has done a drug and where 
the student has used these drugs. 

When the survey asked if 
there is a drug and alcohol pre- 
vention program on campus, two 
students, Stephanie Reynolds and 
Jordan Benedict did not know the 
answer. 

"I didn't know if we had 
prevention programs for both 
alcohol and drugs," Reynolds 
said. "Maybe we don't have 
prevention programs because that 
would be admitting that we have 
a problem with that on campus." 

Student Life wilt utilize this 
information for staff training, 
programming, social norms 
marketing from the Wellness 
Programs Office and will also be 



sharing with other departments 
on campus whom it may also 
help. 

"Drugs and alcohol are prob- 
lems on campuses across the 
nation," Sagen said. 

We have an opportunity to 
see what the specific trends are 
on our campus, and then can 
use that information to develop 
appropriate strategies to educate 
students." 

The survey also contains 
questions to students regarding 
which drugs they have taken. 

"I think our campus is aver- 
age when it comes to drinking," 
junior Jordan Benedict said, "and 
I don't think we have a problem 
with drugs either. Students pull 
off drinking on campus all the 
time. Even if you were allowed to 
drink on campus I don't believe 
drinking would be more or less." 

Spring 2005 was the first time 
CLU utilized the online format 



for the survey and received 
around 300 student responses. 

More than 350 students 
have completed the survey, and 
Student Life is still hoping for 
more. 

"Each additional student who 
completes the survey adds his or 
her own perceptions and habits to 
our body of knowledge," Sagen 
said. "Information like this can 
help us develop programs that 
can create a safe, learning com- 
munity for students." 

The purpose of this survey for 
Student Life is to be able to look 
at the data and decide where there 
are specific issues that need to be 
addressed. 

Past Core Surveys have been 
a tool and data for CLU 's Alcohol 
and Other Drug Taskforces and 
their recommendations. Wellness 
Programs and changes in issues 
to train staff. 



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Kwang Fong Gallery 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Kickboxing 

Dance & Fitness Studio. 5 p.m. 

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Dance & Fitness Studio. 6 p.m. 

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Dance & Fitness Studio, 7 p.m. 

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Chapel, 4 p.m. 

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Dance & Fitness Studio, 5 p.m. 
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Students embrace Day of the Dead 



By Jessica FaifflHartman 

Staff Writer 

Nov. 1 is a day when the 
Latino community celebrates 
the life of the deceased. Many 
people decorate cemeteries and 
altars in their homes with food, 
fruits and other items that sym- 
bolize their relatives. 

"Dia De Los Muertos [Day 
of the Dead] is a big cultural 
experience. For two days peo- 
ple will celebrate loved ones 
who have died." student Juana 
Tapia said. "This tradition lets 
you be aware of who you are 
and where your family came 
from." 

Though most of the cel- 
ebration remains ingrained in 
Mexican tradition, people of 
other nationalities have come 
to understand the spiritual and 
creative manifestation born out 
of Day of the Dead. 

In the rum of the century, 
Chicanos were torn apart from 
their tradition because many of 
them wanted to be conventional 
and incorporate themselves with 
the American lifestyle. Another 



obstacle is American cemeter- 
ies are not open all-night like 
Mexico's cemeteries. 

The theme of Dia De Los 
Muertos celebrates the con- 
nection between life and death. 
Instead of taking a morose out- 
look on death, the event focuses 
on honoring the death of loved 
ones with candy skulls, color- 
ful altars, food, flowers and 
drinks. 

A mixture of Christian devo- 
tion and pre-Hispanic traditions 
and beliefs makes the celebra- 
tion a unique Mexican tradition 
that includes an altar and offer- 
ings dedicated to the deceased. 

The altar includes four main 
elements of nature: earth, wind, 
water and fire. Earth represents 
the crop; Mexicans consider 
that the aroma of food feeds the 
souls. Wind illustrates the orna- 
mental moving tissue. Water 
is placed into a container for 
the souls to quench their thirst 
after the journey to the altar 
and candles represent fire. Each 
represents a soul and a forgot- 
ten soul. 

According to 



www.nacnet.org, "the ofrendas 
[offerings] are beautiful and 
arranged with marigolds, the 
traditional flower of the dead." 



Though most of the cel- 
ebration remains ingrained 
in Mexican tradition, people 
of other nationalities have 
come to understand the 
spiritual and creative mani- 
festation born out of Day of 
the Dead. 



"Marigold is the typical 
flower used because of its 
strong smell that leads the 
souls to find their way back," 
said Carla Guzman, president 
of Latin American Student 
Organization. "Sugar skulls are 
use as a symbol to laugh in the 
face of death." 

Before Hispanics existed, 
human skulls were used as 



trophies of the family to honor 
their death and re-birth cre- 
ated by the Catholic tradition. 
People can now buy at bakeries 
the sugar skulls with the family 
member's name on it. 

LASO organized a tradi- 
tional Dia De Los Muertos, 
Day of the Dead in the SUB on 
Nov. 1. The room was deco- 
rated with candles, sugar skulls 
made by the LASO members, 
ornamental tissue, flowers and 
pictures of loved ones and 
famous people who have died. 
LASO provided hot chocolate 
and Mexican sweet bread. 
Food is considered indispens- 
able for the celebration. The 
foods offered in the memorial 
are different according to the 
wishes and social status of the 
deceased. 

The Day of the Dead cel- 
ebration was a success for the 
LASO club. It celebrated the 
lives of the deceased loved ones 
as well as promoted awareness 
for the Latino culture that 
Latino students at CLU may be 
able to identify with. 



'Saw III' ends trilogy in unique fashion 



By Brandyn Bennett 

Staff Writer 

Bloody, gruesome, intense 
and chilling; a film filled with 
suspense. "Saw III" is every- 
thing a person would expect 
from one of the best horror 
franchises in history. 

After its first film in 2004, 
the "Saw" series comes back 
strong with another edition of 
mayhem during the Halloween 
weekend. 

The box office hit is filled 
with unusual twists and turns to 
keep viewers guessing until the 
end. After opening on Oct. 27, 
"Saw III" has made more than 
$40 million on approximately 
4,700 screens and continues to 
gain revenue. 

Already surpassing the "Saw 
II" opening revenue of $31.7 
million, the third installment 
looks to produce more total rev- 
enue than the second movie. 

Lionsgate, the "Saw III" 
distributor, declared that the 
film cost less than $10 million 
to make, leaving the film over a 
S30 million pay out. 

Director Darren Lynn 
Bousman has a definite talent 
of bringing intense feelings 
of pain and suffering into the 
viewer's lap. With never-ending 
eye-closing scenes, the movie is 
w ithout a doubt, more gruesome 
than most in its genre. 

The brutal machine-assisted 



killings are most certainly more 
brutal than the murders that 
occur in the first two movies. 

According to Lionsgate's 
exit polling, 69 percent of the 
audience was under 25 years 
old and 51 percent was male. 
This was similar to "Saw II's" 
demographics last year. 

The film starts off right 
where the second film ended. 
Detective Mathews is chained 
up in a bathroom and left with 
nothing but a saw. 

Hardly ceasing to nauseate 
and shock audiences, the film 
continues with various "games" 
plotted by the famous "Jigsaw" 
character, played by John 
Cramer. 

As other characters struggle 
to survive Jigsaw's "games," 
the film attempts to fill in the 
blanks for viewers with flash- 
backs from the first two mov- 
ies. 

Before the release of the 
third film, it seemed as if the 
base of the "Saw" series was to 
display Jigsaw's creative style 
of killing and confusing the 
audience with a twisted plot. 
However, with the addition of 
the third film, some questions 
are answered and audiences 
get inside information on the 
intriguing character of Jigsaw. 

Bottom line: this plot is 
unpredictable and exciting, and 
just when the audience thinks 



they have the film figured out it 
takes an unexpected twist. 

"'Saw III' is an amazing 
movie," junior Travis Reed 
said. "The twisted plot keeps 
you on edge and made you 
wonder what was going to hap- 
pen next." 

Though many believed 
continuing the series was risky, 
"Saw III" excelled in the Box 
Office and continues to gain 



revenue. 

"Boasting some of the harsh- 
est and most creepily creative 
dispatches of the entire series, 
'Saw III" ends the trilogy in fine 
fashion," Scott Weinberg of 
Cinematical Reviews said. "The 
fans will get everything they're 
expecting, and then some, while 
enjoying a few dark twists and 
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Timberlake 
finds success 
with latest 
album 

By Andrea Wilson 

Staff Writer 



Singer and songwriter Justin 
Timberlake has figured out the 
secret to creating a successful 
album. He released his second 
solo album titled "Future Sex/ 
Love Sounds" and it has been a 
success around the world. 

"Future Sex/Love Sounds" is 
Justin Timberlake 's breakthrough 
album that makes listeners take 
notice and gives a huge wake-up 
call to all those who choose to lis- 
ten to it. It is a fun album to listen 
to and makes fans eager to know 
what this talented artist is goint: 
to do next. 

"Future Sex/Love Sounds" 
is an album that has resulted in 
Timberlake gaining an even big- 
ger fan base. Everyone already 
knew who Timberlake was before 
it was released and now he is 
even more well known because 
of his unique sounds and original 
lyrics. 

Rather than taking the easy 
route of hopping onto the pop/ 
rock bandwagon or cfeating 
music that sounded like his first 
album "Justified," he decided to 
try fresh and unique ideas. It is 
difficult for an artist to balance 
the desire to do something differ- 
ent with the necessity of appeal- 
ing to his fans, yet Timberlake 
manages to pull it off easily on 
this new album. 

"I am realty impressed with 
this album because the songs are 
so original and his lyrics really 
hit home for me," Timberlake fan 
Jackie Louie said. 

Additionally, this album is 
almost entirely produced by 
Timbaland, a hip-hop and R&B 
record producer and rapper. This 
gives it a hip-hop edge and a 
somewhat different sound. The 
songs touch on a lot of emo- 
tion and real-life situations that 
people have to deal with such as 
drug abuse, heartbreak, sex and 
lies. His songs are all very intense 
and his emotion really comes out 
through his powerful voice. 

According to many critics this 
album is one of the most original 
pieces that has come out in a long 
time and Timberlake is receiving 
a lot of praise for being able to 
accomplish this at such a young 
age. 

Timberlake has just begun 
and he will continue to create 
new music for a long time. He 
has definitely proven himself to 
be extremely talented, an original 
true success and more than |ust a 
member of a boy band. 



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6 The Echo 



Project provides glimpse of local life 

By Lindsay Borghello 



November 8, 2006 



Staff Writer 

TO/24: 2006 multimedia exhi- 
bition displays a semester's worth 
of California Lutheran University 
students' work. Produced by 
the multimedia department, the 
exhibit's goal is to illustrate 
the events of an average day in 
Thousand Oaks, at CLU and 
around Los Angeles. 

Multimedia students have 
been working on these stories for 
the entire semester gathering film 
footage and pictures. 

In order to display these 
behind-the-scenes stories, this 
exhibit will include photography, 
graphic design, surround sound, 
video display and projection. 

"The students are divided into 
three sections. One group is in 
charge of photographs, the sec- 
ond is in charge of video and the 
third is the Web site group," mul- 
timedia student Kristin Bonham 
said. 

The CLU/24 is on the CLU 
campus, TO/24 is all around 
Thousand Oaks and the LA/24 is 
24 hours in Los Angeles. 

Sometimes when there is not 
much happening in Thousand 
Oaks or on campus in the middle 
of the night, all that the students 
may capture on film is a few rab- 
bits hopping across the lawn. 

These multimedia students 
involved pick different places to 




MULTIMEDIA PROJECT - photographs line the hallways of 
the Soiland Humanities Center as part of the CLU 24 and 
TO 24 display. 



go throughout the town, at their 
assigned times in order to capture 
something interesting happening. 

"At 3 a.m. we would go to 
Denny's or to the hospital because 
they are some of the only places 
open that late," multimedia senior 
Bret Bays said. 

The displays of TO/24 and 
CLU/24 are starting to come 
together down the halls of the 
Soiland Humanities Center build- 
ing on the CLU campus. There 
are pictures lining the halls of the 
classrooms. 

At the back entrance to the 
building there are two touch 
screen television stations that will 
soon display the video footage 
from CLU/24 and TO/24. Each 



screen will be divided into four 
mini-screens displaying one hour 
of footage. Each main screen will 
display a total of four hours of 
footage. One screen may display 
midnight-3 a.m. and when those 
hours are done it will move on to 
showing footage from 4 -7 a.m. 
Students will be able to watch the 
video footage as it plays on two 
different television screens. 

The CLU/24 and TO/24 
exhibit was scheduled for open- 
ing Oct. 24. It has been postponed 
so that it may include LA/24. The 
exhibit is scheduled to open on 
either Dec. 2 or Dec. 3 in the 
Soiland Humanities Center with 
a reception for faculty. 



Speaker to address immigration policy debate 



By Christina Duggan 

Staff Writer 

Dolores Huerta will speak 
about the "human side of the 
immigration policy debate" 
tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the 
Samuelson Chapel as part of 
the Alma and Clifford Pearson 
Distinguished Speakers Series. 

"Dolores Huerta is an out- 
standing person for her work," 
Dr. Jamshid Damooei, professor 
of economics said. "She brought 
about changes and helped welfare 
workers." 

Hispanic experience in 
California and immigration are 
the themes for this year's top- 
ics of discussion. Millions of 
Hispanics will be affected by the 
immigration policy, and there are 
potentially serious consequences 
for California and U.S. immi- 
grants alike. 

The Center for Leadership 
and Values of California Lutheran 
University invites professionals 
to speak on the topic that they are 
knowledgeable. 

"We invite people who can 
speak from experience in their 
own field," Damooei said. 

Huerta has dedicated more 
than five decades to working on 
legislation dealing with the rights 
of Hispanic immigrants in the 
U.S. co-founder of the National 
Farm Workers Association as well 
as the United Farm Workers. 



She will discuss her perspec- 
tive of the immigration policy 
and focusing on the effects on 
working Hispanic people, she 
will note both past immigration 
policies and present day changes 
in legislation. 

A need for knowledge pro- 
voked the Speakers Series. 



"Our policy in the 
Center for Leadership and 
Values is not to 'take sides,' 
but to endeavor to create 
opportunities for students 
and others in the CLU 
community to hear and 
consider all perspectives." 



Dr. Charles Maxey 



"The whole idea was to cre- 
ate a clearinghouse for important 
issues," Damooei said. 

Co-founders of the CLV, Dr. 
Charles Maxey, Professor and 
Dean of the School of Business 
and Damooei, invite people who 
are recognized for their superior- 
ity and experience in their fields 
to speak. Students and members 
of the CLU community are able 
to listen to distinguished pro- 
fessionals who have first hand 
understanding of the issues pre- 



sented. An open forum is also 
created so that the audience may 
ask questions and have discourse 
with the speaker. 

"For students who take edu- 
cating themselves seriously," 
Maxey said, "the Speaker Series 
presents a wonderful opportunity 
to become better informed about 
the issues of significance in our 
society." 

In 1999, the Center for 
Leadership and Values was 
formed at CLU. The School of 
Business wanted to promote the 
discussion of issues that are rele- 
vant today. Social progress, lead- 
ership and character are a few of 
the topics that the CLV wanted to 
address with the Distinguished 
Speaker Series. 

A grant from Alma and 
Clifford Pearson, who have 
also contributed to the Pearson 
Library, made it possible for the 
Center of Leadership and Values 
to have the Alma and Clifford 
Distinguished Speakers Series 
brought to the campus of CLU. 

There are three speakers lined 
up for the spring semester. 

"Our policy in the Center for 
Leadership and Values is not to 
'take sides,' but to endeavor to 
create opportunities for students 
and others in the CLU com- 
munity to hear and consider all 
perspectives," Maxey said. 



Campus Quotes 



If you could design a 
course what would 
it be and who would 
teach it? 



Adriel Wong, 2007 

"'Glass Blowing' and 
it would be taught 
by Dr. [Gregory] 
Freeland." 




Ryan Riddle, 2007 

'"Chair-making and 
Carpentry' by Dr. 
[Samuel] Thomas. 
It would be cross- 
listed in art and 
religion." 




Cris Carpenter, 
2007 

"Advanced guitar 
shredding, taught 
by me." 




Kristina Smith, 
2008 

"'Adjusting to TO.', 
to help students get 
accustomed to liv- 
ing here, taught by 
Professor [Bruce] 
Gillies." 




Tim Weaver, 2008 

"International busi- 
ness etiquette, 
because it is impor- 
tant to be culturally 
sensitive, with Pro- 
fessor Jing Jiang." 




Jason Fairbank, 
2007 

"'Outdoor Sociol- 
ogy', where students 
would bike trails and 
learn intro sociology 
with Dr. [Jonathoh] 
Cordero. It would be 
cross-listed in ESSM 
and Sociology." 




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November 8, 2006 



The Echo 7 



Restaurant brings authentic flavor to city 



By Emily Anderson 

Staff Writer 

Just around the comer from 
California Lutheran University 
is a little authentic Italian hide- 
away called Allegro's Pizza, 
which has been termed the "best 
take out in the Conejo," by the 
Daily News Readers Poll 2000 
because of its warm, inviting 
atmosphere. 

Allegro's offers pizzas, pas- 
tas, submarine sandwiches and 
desserts. Open since 1996, with 
a previous location in Newbury 
Park, all their food is available 
for takeout, dine in or delivery 
and only cash and checks are 
accepted. 

Featured are four vegetarian 
submarine sandwiches, which 
substitute eggplant, avocado, 
mushrooms and provolone for 
meat and poultry. 

"I've only been here a couple 
times and the food is really 
good. I would suggest the egg- 
plant parmigiana, since I don't 
eat meat," junior Robyn Bosch 
said. "The atmosphere is really 
relaxing, mellow and all together 
a good change of place for those 
in a hectic college situation." 

Allegro's uses high-quality 
meats and cheeses for all of their 
creations. 




botograpli by 

ALLEGRO'S CUISINE - Pizzas, pastas, submarine sandwiches and desserts are some of 
the entrees offered at this local Italian restaurant. 

pictures of Italian waterways, said. "I like the casual mom and 
gondolas and a clay sculpture of pop feel, it's quiet and I can for- 
the Coliseum. get about my worries." 

"I really like trie artwork in For the average 

here, it really makes me feel 
like I've left the suburban town 
of Thousand Oaks and traveled 
far away when I stare at the 
pictures," student Dave Rogers 



"Jeff, my boyfriend, and I 
shared the antipasto salad with 
garlic knots, which he abso- 
lutely loves, and lasagna," junior 
Caitlin Langkusch said. "The 
taste of the ricotta is to die for 
and keeps us coming back every 
week without fail." 

The walls are covered with 



college 

student the menu may be a bit 
expensive with the pastas rang- 
ing from $10 to $15, and the 
Italian entrees from $14 to $17. 
For those on a tight budget the 



appetizers, salads, small pizzas 
and submarine sandwiches range 
from $3 to $11. 

"Even on the appetizer, anti- 
pasto salad, they didn't skimp 
on the toppings. It was huge and 
was covered in the most amaz- 
ing prosciutto and salami. First 
time 1 got it I expected it to be 
75 percent lettuce, but it wasn't," 
Bosch said. 

Allegro's also has many spe- 
cialty pizzas that come in small, 
medium, large and extra-large 
sizes, with an abundance of top- 
pings to choose from such as 
the "Mexican Special" that has 
jalapeno, fresh tomato, onions 
and chorizo. 

Allegro's also has many 
custom submarine sandwiches 
to choose from as well. "Sub 
clubs" are the popular sandwich 
selections at the restaurant and 
for those in the mood for dessert 
Allegro's also offers New York 
Style cheesecake and cannolis. 

"The food is absolutely 
spectacular. I would definitely 
recommend it to anyone," 
Langkusch said. 

Allegro's Pizza is located at 
427 Avenida De Los Arboles 
in Thousand Oaks. For more 
information on this restaurant or 
directions call (805) 492-3571. 



Outdoor activities alternative to typical weekend 



By Melissa Healy 



Staff Writer 

Weekend activities in 
Thousand Oaks need not be 
limited to casual movie watching 
and shopping. Instead, California 
Lutheran University students 
can enjoy the outdoors by hik- 
ing, mountain biking or walking 
through the local Conejo Valley 
Botanic Garden. 

Thousand Oaks offers many 
year-round outdoor activities for 
adventure enthusiasts to enjoy. 
Three nearby outdoor areas are 
Wildwood Park and the Santa 
Monica Mountains National 
Recreation Area and the Conejo 
Valley Botanic Garden. They 
each include several nature 
trails for hiking, backpacking, 
mountain biking, picnicking and 
horseback riding. 

"Being outside can help 
improve your mood," said Kerri 
Lauchner, Director of Health 
Services. "Having open space 
around you is great for mental 
health." 

Wildwood Park is a 1,700- 
acre recreation area, located 1.5 
miles from CLU on Avenida 
De Los Arboles. It features two 
waterfalls and an extensive trail 
system for beginning and vet- 
eran hikers. Shady trees line the 
well-maintained trail, and a small 



stream leads hikers to a dramatic 
70-foot waterfall formed from 
volcanic rock. 

The trails at Wildwood Park 
are about three miles round-trip 
and take more than an hour to 
complete. The trails are accessi- 
ble to hikers as well as mountain 
bikers, and dogs are permitted. 



"Being outside can help 
improve your mood." 



Kerri Lauchner 
Director of Health Services 



"Wildwood Park is a beauti- 
ful paradise hidden in Thousand 
Oaks," hiker Holly Woods said. 

The Santa Monica Mountains 
National Recreation Area is the 
world's largest urban national 
park. It is 153,075 acres in 
size, and spans 26 zip codes. 
The Santa Monica Mountains 
National Recreation Area hosts 
naturalist classes, including 
Native American arts and handi- 
crafts. 

A multitude of types of 



trails span the Santa Monica 
Mountains. Hikers can choose 
from woodsy trails, intense up- 
hill paths, waterfalls, swimming 
holes and scenic coastal trails. 

According to the 

www.nps.gov/smao Web site, 
the Santa Monica Mountains' 
extensive scenery has even been 
featured in films portraying the 
Amazon, Africa and the old 
West. 

The Web site states that 
"combining the scenic and the 
imagination play a big role in the 
movies and at this national park. 
Close to Hollywood, with beach- 
es, grasslands, canyons and oak 
woodlands, this coastal mountain 
range has star quality." 

The National Park Service 
Visitor Center is located at 401 
West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand 
Oaks, and can provide additional 
information on hikes and other 
activities. 

For a less physically strenu- 
ous excursion, the Conejo Valley 
Botanic Garden, located at 350 
W. Gainsborough Road, offers 
gentle trails and picturesque 
grounds. 

The Conejo Valley Botanic 
Garden is 33 acres of land 
featuring unique flowers and 
panoramic views of the Conejo 
Valley. A portion of the garden is 
reserved as a natural habitat for 



birds and small animals, while 
the developed area of the garden 
displays water-conserving plants 
from California and other spe- 
cialty gardens. 

According to the Conejo 
Valley Botanic Garden Web site, 
"the North and West side of the 
garden is the very special Nature 
Trail. It leads hikers from the 
urban world into the world of 



nature. 

Hiking and mountain biking 
provide an opportunity for valu- 
able exercise, sun and fresh air. 

"Exercising and staying active 
is very important," Lauchner 
said. "Exercising helps develop 
muscles, control weight and 
provides a general sense of well 
being." 



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Remember that there is nothing stable in hu- 
man affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in 
prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. 

-Socrates (469 BC - 399BC) 

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November 8, 2006 



Go ahead ... leave your mark 




By Kelly Bainett 



Editor in Chief 

Self-expression, the desire 
for individuality and the hope 
of being remembered for genera- 
tions to come, are at the heart of 
primal human traits. 

Time has not changed the 
fact that humans will go to 
great lengths to fight anonym- 
ity and preserve their culture. It 
has just become easier to do so. 
Technology has made it easier 



than ever to document the cus- 
toms, emotions, ideologies and 
traditions that make up our civi- 
lization. 

A month ago, while going 
about my daily routine of check- 
ing my Yahoo! e-mail account, I 
noticed a small icon in the upper 
left-hard comer of the home- 
page that read "Time Capsule." 
I clicked to find that this time 
capsule is a collaborative elec- 
tronic project accepting photos, 
writings, videos, audio record- 
ings and drawings from people 
around the world. 

Since Oct. 10, people from 
nearly 200 countries have 
contributed more than 70,000 
multimedia submissions to the 
electronic anthropology archive 
titled Yahoo! Time Capsule. 

Everyday people have con- 
tributed images meaningful to 
them, such as the sonogram of 
a Portuguese couple's soon-to-be 
first son and a fleeting moment 
in Egypt when someone created 



handprint in the sand before 
the wind blew it away. Today is 
the final day submissions will be 
accepted. 



In today's society, where 
we rarely think beyond 
what we will have for lunch, 
it is a step in the right direc- 
tion to be a part of some- 
thing that forces us to stop 
and consider what we will 
leave behind. 



The great pyramids of Egypt 
and Mexico are time capsules 
that contain relics of ancient eras. 
The ruins at Pompeii formed an 
unintentional, but perfect, time 
capsule depicting city life at the 
height of the Roman Empire. The 
preparations for the 1939 World's 
Fair in New York City was the 
motivation for the invention of 



the modern time capsule when 
Westinghouse constructed an 
800-pound metal ball and filled it 
with everyday items and buried it 
underground. 

Historians say that intentional 
time capsules do not actually pro- 
vide much historical information, 
and that they are often just well- 
preserved "useless junk." This is 
probably true, but I believe time 
capsules serve a greater purpose 
than to provide factual historical 
information. 

"It is this ability to shape the 
way we will be remembered that 
makes time capsules so appeal- 
ing," designer of the Yahoo! 
Time Capsule Jonathan Harris 
said in his statement about the 
project. 

Time capsules provide thera- 
peutic value for those construct- 
ing it. We can all identify with the 
desire to be remembered and to 
have our great, great, great grand- 
children know what we were like 
and how we lived. 



There is nothing wrong with 
fulfilling your human desire to 
be remembered, however it need 
not be done by constructing a 
time capsule. There are other 
effective ways in which people 
leave their legacies behind: make 
sure your children and grand- 
children continue to pass along 
your secret recipe for apple pie, 
compile poems or journal entries 
you write into a book or donate 
money to a church, library or 
university so that a plaque honors 
your gracious contribution. 

One might argue that time 
capsules are a self-absorbed and 
egocentric notion that will have 
little effect on future generations. 
I say that in today's society, 
where we rarely think beyond 
what we will have for lunch, it is 
a step in the right direction to be 
a part of something that forces us 
to stop and consider what we will 
leave behind. Go ahead, leave 
your mark. 



Hussein verdict alludes to skeletons for some Bush officials 




By Chris McQninneas 

Columnist 



The chaotic, and sometimes 
bizarre, trial of deposed Iraqi 
dictator Saddam Hussein finally 
came to an end this week when 
he was found guilty of "crimes 
against humanity" by a tribunal 
and sentenced to death by hang- 
ing. 

While everyone seems to 
agree that Hussein is not only 
guilty, but deserves his sentence, 
there is something interesting to 
be said for the specific crimes he 
was sentenced for. 

The crime occurred when 
Saddam's forces rounded up 
and killed 148 Shiite Muslims 
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of Dujail in 1982 in retaliation 
for an assassination attempt on 
Hussein there. 

However, one finds it strange 
that Hussein was never charged 
with his most horrific crime, the 
gassing of a Kurdish town in 
1988, that killed more than 5,000 
people. 

A strong possibility is the 
fact that the evidence in that 
particular case points a finger at 
the U.S. government, specifically 
the Defense Secretary Donald H. 
Rumsfeld. 

In 1982, Rumsfeld was sent 
as a special envoy to the Middle 
East by the then President Ronald 
Reagan. It is this visit that pro- 
duced the photo of Rumsfeld and 
Hussein shaking hands. 

It has been reported that 
Rumsfeld brokered a deal that 



provided financial support and 
military technology to the Iraqi 
government to use against Iran. 

However, these weapons were 
eventually used on the Kurds 
instead. 

Rumsfeld is not the only 
character within the Bush admin- 
istration with a shady past. In 
fact there are a number of high- 
ranking officials that have ties 
to unsavory events that are now 
highly involved in managing the 
mess that is the war in Iraq. 

One of these is John 
Negroponte, the director of 
National Intelligence. As an 
ambassador to Honduras, it is 
widely believed that he was 
deeply involved in the Iran 
Contras scandal during the 
Reagan administration. 

More specifically, it is 



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believed that Negroponte was 
directly involved in the train- 
ing and operations of Honduran 
death squads who slaughtered, 
among others, women, children 
and nuns. 

As ambassador to Iraq in 2004 
and 2005, suspicion was again 
raised after Shiite death squads 
began to pop up and the bodies of 
Iraqi citizen began to appear all 
over the country bound, gagged 
and tortured. 

Rumsfeld and Negroponte 
have, in past administrations, 
been in hot water for ques- 
tionable dealings and have, in 
Negroponte 's case, been tried for 
them. The question is then, why 
are these characters still lurking 
around the White House? 

Still more disturbing is the 
fact that these men are heavily 
involved in the "War on Terror" 
and our country's national secu- 
rity. 

Presently, many Democrats, 
and even Republicans, in 
Congress and Senate are calling 
for Rumsfeld's resignation. The 
president, however, maintains 
that he is doing a "heck of a job" 
and refuses to hear any of it. 

The truth is thai as long as 
there are people like Rumsfeld 
and Negroponte running things 
at the highest levels of our gov- 
ernment, then we will continue 
to see monsters like Saddam 
Hussein rise to power and, even- 
tually, cause even more terror and 
death in the world. 



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The greatest use oflife is to spend it for 
something that will outlast it. 

-William James (1841 - 19IO) 

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Negative ads ruin election season 



By Mm Anderson 

Staff WRrreR 

The mid-term elections are 
over and politicians are not the 
only ones who are relieved. 

For months, Americans 
everywhere have been relent- 
lessly bombarded by political 
ads on television, on the radio, 
in newspapers and even on Web 
sites. 

But it was the excessive 
amount of negative content in 
the ads, not just the quantity, that 
had many voters eagerly await- 
ing the end of election season 
and the heavy advertising that 
accompanies it. 

Ever heard the saying "if 
you don't have anything nice to 
say, don't say anything at all?" 
Apparently, most American 
politicians have not. In a cam- 
paign that was marked by several 
ethical scandals in Washington, it 
seemed candidates were slinging 
mud at each other through nega- 
tive campaign ads at an unprec- 
edented level. 

According to news figures, 
both parties spent a combined 
$160 million on negative adver- 
tising, compared to just $1? 
million spent on positive ads 
promoting their own candidates. 



Voters should feel insulted by 
these numbers. How low have 
American politics sunk when the 
primary message both parties try 
to convey is, 'look how bad the 
other guy is?' Candidates across 
the country used every tactic 
possible to convince people not 
to vote for their opponents, but 
often failed to give people any 
good reason to vote for them- 
selves. 

It's not just that the ads were 
negative, but they were also 
often misleading and at times 
bordered on being outright false. 
In the New York senate race, one 
candidate labeled his opponent 
in a television commercial as a 
supporter of tax-funded sex hot- 
lines. The basis for his claim? 
One misdialed number from his 
opponent's office to a phone 
sex line that resulted in a $1.25 
charge. 

There was also the shame- 
less attack ad on Democrat Rep. 
Harold Ford Jr. in the Tennessee 
senate race that caused national 
uproar over its racial undertones. 
For no apparent reason, the ad 
featured a promiscuous-looking 
blonde calling Ford a 'playboy' 
with little political experience 
and ended with her gesturing and 



saying, "Call me, Harold." 

Because the woman was 
white and Ford is black, many 
people saw it as a not-so-subtle 
attempt to stir up hostile attitudes 
towards interracial relationships, 
that are still often a controversial 
issue in many parts of ttie South. 
This is not to say that nega- 
tive ads are always bad. If a can- 
didate is a felon or has attempted 
to conceal a major part of their 
past, the public deserves to know 
about it. However, when politi- 
cal parties spent $10 on negative 
ads for every $1 they spent on 
positive ads, it is clear they are 
searching for and publicizing 
anything and everything that 
could potentially hurt their oppo- 
nents, regardless of how true or 
relevant it is. 

Republicans were the worst 
offenders. An astonishing 91 
percent of their party's ads were 
classified as being negative. 
Democrats were almost as bad 
directing 81 percent of their ads 
towards attacking opponents. 
Democrats look better, though, 
when you take it into account 
that most of their negative 
ads dealt with political issues 
by attacking their Republican 
opponent's support of the Bush 



administration's policy in Iraq 
or linking them with corrup- 
tion scandals in Washington. 
Republicans, on the other hand, 
generally used personal attacks 
against opponents, the lowest 
form of negative advertising. 

Unfortunately, nasty negative 
ads have become so common 
that voters often don't realize 
their goal: to deflect interest on 
real issues in favor of making 
one candidate look worse than 
another. 

A politician doesn't even 
need a platform these days if he 
can make his opponent look bad 
enough. Mud slinging has been 
a part of politics forever, and 
if current trends continue, will 
likely only get worse. 

So what can voters do? 

When the next election 
comes around, pay attention to 
the content of negative ads and 
ask yourself whether the infor- 
mation presented is true or even 
relevant. If it is not, you can bet 
the guy behind the ad is slinging 
mud out of desperation. Look 
for candidates who take the high 
road and avoid negative adver- 
tising, as they are likely trying 
to get elected on merit, not by 
default. 




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CLU is quickly becoming too liberal 



By Peter Burgwald 

Staff Writer 

When discussing the topic 
of college with friends who are 
attending other private universi- 
ties, I am always told how lucky 
I am to be going to California 
Lutheran University versus a 
university such as Pepperdine 
University or the like. The rea- 
soning behind their argument is 
that CLU is not as strict and con- 
servative an environment as their 
private universities. Pepperdine, 
they say, is even rumored to 
have asked faculty to leave on 
the basis that their "values" did 
not coincide with the university's 
mission. 

However, as lucky as those 
friends say I should feel, during 
these past few years at CLU, I've 
come to the conclusion that this 
university's liberal antics have 
gone far enough. 

Time and time again, espe- 
cially around "Harmony Week" 
sponsored by the Gay-Straight 
Alliance, I often hear my fellow 
classmates mention how appall- 
ing it is that these sorts of events 
are condoned on campus. 

They say that CLU is becom- 
ing just too liberal and tolerant. 



Well ! completely agree. In fact, 
I think it's equally as appalling 
that we allow non-Christians 
to be accepted into this univer- 
sity. I emphasize the term 'non- 
Christian' as opposed to strictly 
'Lutheran,' because we must 
maintain our image of diversity. 
After all, we don't want to seem 
too condemnatory. 

In addition to everything 
else, I couldn't believe my ears 
when 1 heard that CLU's course 
on "Christian Ethics" was even 
debating the topics of homosexu- 
ality and abortion. 

I feel it should be clear, 
considering this university's 
Christian foundation, which 
problems were too morally rep- 
rehensible to even debate in the 
classroom. Yes, problems. It was 
encouraging, however, when I sat 
in my sociology class sophomore 
year and heard that, in essence, if 
gay marriage were allowed then 
the fabric of society may begin 
to unravel. 

Finally there was a light 
at the end of this liberal tun- 
nel. I was only pleased further 
when I heard the class practi- 
cally erupt in agreement. In the 
recent November issue of "Jane 



Magazine," there is an article that 
mentions a woman's argument 
that, in Canada, where gay mar- 
riage is legal, the effects are more 
widespread than just a small 
effected population. 

Parents are no longer noted 
as "mother" and "father" on birth 
certificates, but rather "parent 
1" and "parent 2." I wouldn't 
be surprised now if their entire 
economy collapses and social 
mayhem ensues. I was glad to 
see some real-world evidence 
extending from classroom topics. 

Another threat is approaching 
for CLU's conservative founda- 
tion, however. "Coming Out" 
day is rapidly drawing near: it's 
Friday, this week. It's practically 
front-page news on the Student 
Life events calendar. It's atro- 
cious that they're even allowed 
to promote tolerance and show 
pride. 

Pretty soon we'll be having 
left-handed people hosting events 
trying to convince us they're just 
like everyone else too. Can you 
even imagine? 

All I hope forihis week is that 
when ail is said and done, we at 
least have some more of those 
informed articles that we've had 



in the past sent in to condemn 
the gay, immoral influence on 
our CLU campus. In fact, 1 think 
I've already heard of a few more 
people infected as a result of the 
gay events of last year. 

I will leave you, then, with 
one piece of advice and one rec- 
ommendation to the university 



to help combat the liberal antics 
being condoned. First, my rec- 
ommendation is to make Chapel 
attendance compulsory to ensure 
further uniformity in thought and 
morality. Second, my advice is 
to always wash your hands. You 
never know what you might 
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Regals soccer falls to No. 1 seed 



By Joshua Richards 

Staff Writer 

This weekend the Regals soc- 
cer team traveled to Redlands 
to participate in the first cham- 
pionship tournament in SCIAC 
history. CLU was one of four 
teams from the conference to be 
selected to play in the tourna- 
ment. The tournament champion 
is ensured a playoff bid to the 
NCAA tournament. 

The Regals, who finished 
fourth in the conference at 6-6, 
were eliminated from tournament 
play on Friday after a 1-0 loss to 
undefeated Redlands. The Regals 
held the Bulldogs scoreless for 
most of the game, but could not 
create enough scoring chances of 
their own. 

"We couldn't really get much 
going on offensively," sopho- 
more Sarah Rickert said, "but 
we played tough and didn't allow 
them to score until late in the 
game." 

The game was close with the 
first half being scoreless. 

During the second half, 
Bulldogs sophomore Lauren 
Matta came up with a goal off 
a set piece from junior Natalie 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 

SEASON FINALE - The Regals line up for the National Anthem during their last home 
game at North Field against Redlands. CLU lost 4-1 to the undefeated Bulldogs. 



Souders in the 56th minute to put 
Redlands up 1-0. 

The Regals had an oppor- 
tunity to tie the game in the 
73rd minute. Sophomore Jordan 
Kirkman's shot from the top of 



the box was stopped by Redlands 
goalie Lindsay Fish. 

The Regals were then forced 
to play a woman down when 
Kirkman received a red Card in 
the 84th minute of the game. 



"We played hard and tough 
the whole game," sophomore 
Jordan Bebber said. "We knew 
they weTe good, but we know we 
can beat them." 

The Regals finish the season 




with an overall record of 8-13 
and 6-7 in conference play. 

Redlands improved to 13-3-1 
overall and 12-0-1 in conference 
play. 

"We played great throughout 
the game," freshman Jennifer 
LaMoure said, "and showed 
that we are just as good [as 
Redlands]." 

The loss eliminates any 
chance of playoffs for the Regals 
this season. Redlands advanced 
to the championship game which 
was held on Saturday. 

Redlands dropped its first 
SCIAC match in a 2-1 loss to No. 
3 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 

With the win, Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps will advance to 
NCAA post-season play for just 
the second time in school his- 
tory. 

For the Regals, the tourna- 
ment not only marked the end 
of the season, it also marked 
the last game at CLU for six 
seniors: Amber Anderson, Mae 
DesRosiers, Katie Gebhardt, 
Dana Kagawa, Jennifer Tengan 
and Oshrat Karkar. 

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Kingsmen to face Whittier in first round 



By Trent Heeks 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University men's water polo 
team wrapped up the regular 
season last week with a split 
against Occidental and Whittier. 
The Kingsmen will now prepare 
for SCIAC tournament this 
Friday. 

The Kingsmen will open 
the tournament with a re-match 
against Whittier. CLU posted 
the best SCIAC record in the 
program's short history at 3-4. 

On Nov. 1, the Kingsmen 
won their last home game of 
the season in a 12-6 victory 
over Occidental. The Kingsmen 
offense jumped out to an early 
lead, scoring six times in the 
second period, putting them 
up 8-2 at half. The lead was 
more than enough for the CLU 
defense as the Kingsmen won, 
12-6. 

"It was fun to win my last 
home game, Senior Jared Clark 
said. "It was a good win for the 
whole team." 

CLU had seven different 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 

WRAP IT UP - The Kingsmen water polo team wrapped up their regular season last week. 
They will play in the SCIAC tournament this weekend. Michael Libutti (Left) and Billy 
Doherty (Right) will try to defeat Whittier in the first round on Friday. 

players score in the match, match of the regular season, half. CLU would come back, 

CLU failed to capitalize on 

early scoring chances which 

cost the Kingsmen the match as 

they fell, 9-8. 

The Poets came out strong 
and took a 5-0 lead at the 



Clark scored twice, while 
sophomore Billy Doherty led 
all scorers with three goals in 
addition to two assists. 

On Nov. 4, CLU traveled to 
face Whittier in the last SCIAC 



outscoring Whitter 8-4 in the 
second half, but they could 
not overcome the deficit. The 
Kingsmen could only net eight 
of 32 shots on goal in the 
match. 



CLU will get a chance for 
redemption Friday, when they 
face the Poets for their first 
match of the SCIAC tournament. 
The players feel confident about 
their chances. 

"We should have won that 
game," Clark said. "We dug our- 
selves too big of a hole." 

CLU defeated the Poets 12-7 
on Sept. 23 at the UC Santa Cruz 
Tournament. The match will 
likely come down to each team's 
preparation before they even step 
in the pool. 

"We will prepare the same 
way we have been," junior cap- 
tain Cody Shirk said. "We had a 
good game [Saturday] I know we 
will beat them." 

Despite a losing record, CLU 
expects to compete against the 
other SCIAC opponents. 

The win over Occidental 
marks the last time CLU will play 
a home game at Oaks Christian 
School in Westlake Village. 

Construction on their own 
Olympic-size pool at North 
Campus will be finished for the 
start of the 2007 season. 



Regals advance to playoffs 



Athletics Update 

Provided by CLU SPORTS INFO 

California Lutheran University 
Regals Volleyball held a spot in 
the Western Region all season 
and moved up from fifth to fourth 
in the final week of play. The top 
seven teams have advanced to 
the 2006 NCAA Division III 
West Region Championships, to 
be held Nov. 9-11 at Russell J. 
Frantz Athletic Court on the cam- 
pus of No. 1 seed the University 
of La Verne. 

La Veme, the three-time 
defending West Region champi- 
on, gets the top seed for the tour- 
nament along with a first-round 
bye. The Leopards have com- 
pleted their regular season with 
a 27-2 overall record and earned 
a seventh straight Southern 
California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference title this year finish- 
ing 13-1 in league play. 

Linfield (OR) earns the No. 2 
seed by virtue of earning the auto- 
matic berth from the Northwest 
Conference. The 14th-ranked 
Wildcats (20-2) wrapped up a 
share of its first NWC champion- 
ship since 2003. Pacific Lutheran 
(WA) (20-6), which also earned a 
share of the NWC crown, claims 
the third seed in the West Region 
field. The Lutes will be making 
their second postseason trip in 
three seasons. 

Cal Lutheran (15-5), which 
finished second in the SCIAC, 
is making its second consecu- 
tive trip to the NCAA playoffs 
and earns the fourth seed. NCAA 
Division III independent Cal 




Photograph by Corry Her 

GOING IN FOR THE KILL - Sophomore Summer Planfe- 
Newman tries to get a point at home against Caltech. 



State East Bay (27-8) is tied with 
La Veme for the most wins in the 
West Region field and is seeded 
fifth. 

SCIAC member Redlands 
(20-6) earns its first postseason 
trip since 1993 and is seeded 
sixth while Division III inde- 
pendent Colorado College (23- 
10) rounds out the field as the 
seventh seed. 

Thursday's match ups 
include No. 2 Linfield facing 
No. 7 Colorado College, No. 3 
Pacific Lulheran against No. 6 



Redlands at 6 pm and No. 4 Cal 
Lutheran against No. 5 CS East 
Bay at 8:30 p.m. 

La Verne will meet the 
winner df the Cal Lutheran- 
Cal State East Bay match at 
7 pm preceded by the winner 
of Linfieid-Colorado College 
against the Pacific Lutheran- 
Redlands winner at 4:30 pm on 
Friday. 

The final game is scheduled 
for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. as the 
winners of the Friday matches 
will face-off. 




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Kingsmen to play for pride vs. Bulldogs 

CLU will travel to face 
long-time rival Redlands 
this Saturday at 1 p.m. 
to wrap up regular season 



By Max Anderson 



Staff WRrrER 

The Kingsmen football team 
will try to end its season on a 
high note when it travels to face 
its biggest rival, the University 
of Redlands, for their last regu- 
lar season game. The Bulldogs 
have a record of 3-5 and are 
coming off a 28-21 overtime 
loss to Whittier. 

This game marks the first 
year of a new tradition that 
will have the Kingsmen and the 
Bulldogs face each other in the 
last game of each season. 

"This has been a rivalry long 
before I came here and will be 
a rivalry long after," said head 
coach Scott Squires. 

The Bulldogs are a power 
run team that relies heavily on a 
big, physical offensive line. The 
Kingsmen defense will have its 
hands full. 

However, if they can stop 
the run and force the Bulldogs 
to pass, they feel the game will 
go in their favor. Turnovers 
also figure to play a big part 
in the outcome of the game, 
as Redlands has had a tough 
time holding on to the football 
throughout the season. 

"They turn the ball over a 
lot," Squires said. "That has 
been their Achilles' heel this 
year." 

The Kingsmen are com- 
ing off a 27-24 victory against 
Pomona-Pitzer last Saturday in 
their final home game. Senior 
strong safety Matt Seagraves 
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On the offensive side of the 
ball, sophomore receiver Jesse 
Matlock finished the game with 
a team high six receptions for 96 
yards and a touchdown. 



"If we don't come to 
play, it could be a long 
afternoon. But if we do 
we can end this season in 
fine fashion and send our 
seniors out with a whole 
bunch of wins in their 



Head Coach Scott Squires 



While the Kingsmen may 
have come away with the 
win, Squires was anything but 
pleased with his team's perfor- 
mance. 

"I was embarrassed," he 
said. "I think we were let down 
by the Occidental [loss] and 
we didn't respect our oppo- 
nent. Unfortunately, we've 
had a problem of playing to 
the level of our opponents at 
times this year, and that showed 
Saturday." 

Many expected the Kingsmen 
to dominate the Sagehens, 
who had just 32 active players 
on their roster going into the 
game, compared to nearly 100 
for CLU. 

For now, the Kingsmen are 
trying to put the Pomona game 
behind them and focus only on 
beating Redlands. The team did 




SCIAC Standings 

(Updated on Nov. 6) 



Photograph by Amanda Cabal 

BIG BLOCK - Sophomore wide-out Jesse Matlock (4) throws a huge block for Junior 
quarterback Danny Jones (7) against Pomona Pitzer. CLU won the game on a late fourth 
quarter field goal 27-24. CLU will travel to face Redlands in the last game of the season. 

not watch film of last week's 
game because of the poor per- 
formance, something that is usu- 
ally done every Sunday. 

With a playoff spot all but 
out of the question for the 
Kingsmen, Squires said his 
team realizes that this week's 
game will be all about personal 
pride. 

Also, for the 14 seniors 
on the CLU roster, Saturday 
marks the last time they will 
play organized college football, 
something that figures to offer 
extra motivation this week in 
practice. 

"If we don't come to play, 
it could be a long afternoon," 
Squires said, "But if we do, 
we can end this season in fine 
fashion and send our seniors out 
with a whole bunch of wins in 
their careers." 




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News- 



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tures together. 
See page 2. 




Sports- 



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the elite eight. 
See page 12. 




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dring is CLLTs "'Candy- 
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whether or not marriage is 
worth it. 

See page 8. 



Professors analyze election results 



By tana tile 

Staff Writer 

The Roth-Nelson room 
was buzzing with political 
conversation the night after the 
Nov. 7 midterm election as a 
panel of four California Lutheran 
University professors analyzed 
the election's results. 

Dr. Herbert Gooch, Dr. Jose 
Marichal, Dr. Michaela Reaves 
and Dr. Gregory Freeland 
interpreted the outcomes of the 
national, California and local 
elections. 

"We have some amazing 
resources on campus with 
our faculty," said Mitzi Ward, 
associate director of Alumni 
Relations. "They were all so 
happy to do it; it is an area they 
are passionate about." 

"I enjoyed hearing the 
views of professors on campus 
instead of the CNN reporters," 
sophomore Christine Gaal said. 

The forum, Elections 2006: 
Results and Significance, was an 

imtiative created by the ■ 

association board of directors 
and was organized by the board 
and the Alumni Relations Office, 
Ward said. 

They hoped to reach the entire 
CLU community including, 
alumni, faculty, staff and 
students. 

The forum started with an 
analysis of the national election 
by each of the professors. Charts, 
a blue and red map of the states 
and figures all from CNN. corn's 
Web site, America Votes 2006, 
were utilized as visuals to give 
attendees a better understanding 
of the election's results. 

Topics such as the war in Iraq, 
Democrats taking the majority 




Photograph by Cory Henke 

Dr. Gregory Freeland discusses the outcomes of the recent midterm election. 



in the House of Representatives 
and Senate, gay rights and 
what candidates look for in the 
2008 presidential election were 
discussed. 

Dr. Matthew Ward, dean of 
undergraduate enrollment, came 
to the event because he "wanted 
to understand some of the 
ramifications of the propositions 
of the state of California," he 
said. 

The Los Angeles Times' Web 
site served as a visual as the panel 
discussed the re-election of Gov. 
Arnold Schwarzenegger, which 
propositions were passed, issues 
of taxes versus bonds on the 
ballot, the use of micro targeting 
to reach voters and the importance 
of the middle voter. 

"I think the middle is a little 
more savvy because they might 
be issue voters," Freeland said. 



Ventura County politics were 
next. 

"Herb Gooch is one of the 
experts on Ventura County 
politics," Matthew Ward said. 

Gooch spoke about local 
elections, highlighting that the 
Thousand Oaks City Council 
remained unchanged as the three 
incumbents, Claudia Bill-de la 
Pena, Andrew Fox and Mayor 
Dennis Gillette were re-elected 
by the community. 

He also spoke about the win by 
a Democrat in heavily Republican 
Simi Valley and touched on the 
topic of local voter turnout. 

Coming to CLU from 
Missouri, Gaal was enlightened 

"[I] learned more about the 
local government and the issues 
that were on the ballot," she said. 
"I realize that the choices that 
the politicians make will have an 



effect on me. 1 " However, she was 
most interested, in the discussion 
of national politics. 

The evening ended with the 
panel of professors answering 
questions from the audience. 

"They did a good job 
capturing the outcomes and what 
it means for voters and what it 
means for politics in general," 
Matthew Ward said. 

He said that he is probably 
more interested in politics than 
the average person. 

Matthew Ward earned his 
undergraduate degree in political 
science and his graduate degree 
and Ph.D. in international 
relations. 

Mitzi Ward was happy with 
the turnout for the forum. 

"It was about 40 people or 
so that came out on a Wednesday 
night," she said. 



Five-minute networking benefits current undergraduates 



By Amber Trockey 



Staff Writer 

The Alumni Relations 
department has taken a new 
approach to networking between 
alumni and current students. 

It can be compared to 
speed dating meets networking 
opportunities. 

Speed dating allows for the 
meeting and acquaintance of 
many different people in a short 
period of time. Couples meet and 
get acquainted in just a few short 
minutes, and then it is off to the 
next person to do the whole meet 
and greet process again. 

This idea has created a new- 
networking tool that California 
Lutheran University is using 
and it is called five-minute 
networking. 

The quick networking strategy 
allows many different people 
to meet and exchange business 
cards in a short period of time. 

The event was held in Overton 



Hall on Nov. 7-8 and was open to 
current MBA students and alumni 
from CLU. This was the first 
time that CLU had tried this type 
of networking event. 

Nicole Hackbarth, assistant 
director of Alumni Relations, 
2003 MS-05, worked with the 
planning and operation of this 
event. 

"We want to open up 
networking between alumni and 
current students," she said. 

Husband and wife, Ryann and 
Peter Moresi attended the event 
last week. 

As alumni from CLU, the 
couple received e-mails from the 
university looking for alumni to 
participate in the event. 

"I am always looking to meet 
new people and fellow alumni," 
Ryann Moresi said. 

She graduated from CLU 
in 1999 with a degree in 
communications and is an agent 
with New York Life Insurance 
Co. Peter Moresi received his BS 



degree in computer information 
systems from the CLU ADEP 
program in 2004 and is now a 
software engineer. 

"You have five minutes with a 
person, then a bell rings and you 
have to rotate," Ryann Moresi 
said. "You meet a lot of people in 
a short period of time." 

"There were a lot of people 
looking for new business 
opportunities," Peter Moresi 
said. 

This program brought together 
a total of 20 participants, which is 
considered a success for the new 
networking program. 

"I would say that the event 
was successful because we were 
able to connect alumni to one 
another," Hackbarth said. "They 
had the opportunity to network 
with their peers in the business 
world." 

Participants found the 
networking event to be successful 
as well. 

"This was a great event and I 



met a lot of great people," Ryann 
Moresi said. "I would highly 
recommend it." 

The university plans to 
continue these types of events and 
students and alumni interested in 
this type of event should watch 
for future events like this one. 

"Many participants 

complemented ihe program and 
encouraged us to continue events 
like this in the future," Hackbarth 
said. 

She also discussed the 
possibility of a spring networking 
event for students to speak with 
alumni about possible internship 
opportunities. 

"Between Alumni Relations, 
Career Services and Student Life, 
students and alumni can definitely 
plan on seeing more five-minute 
networking events throughout the 
year." Hackbarth said. 

For more information 
on programs and events 
for CLU alumni, visit 
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World fair promotes diversit 



By Wes Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

At the Pavilion outside of 
the Student Union Building 
last Thursday, a World Fair was 
held where students were able to 
experience cultures from around 
the world. 

"Usually we hold the Asian 
Festival in the spring, but this 
year we decided to do it together 
with the USW because most 
of our members will be study- 
ing abroad in the spring," said 
junior Tracy Howtamfat, presi- 
dent of ACF. 



"Seeing the Mariachis 
perform reminded me of 
the wonderful time I had 
studying abroad in Mexico." 



Jean Libby 



The World Fair was a col- 
laborative effort between the 
United Students of the World, the 
Asian Club and Friends and the 
Multicultural and International 
Programs office at California 
Lutheran University. 

"The USW always has the 
annual world fair in the fall, and 
this year we decided to change it 
and do it outside [of the Student 
Union Building] with the Asian 
Club and Friends," said junior 
Ma Ei Phyu Khin, Vice President 
of The USW. 

The evening started with a 
large buffet of food from around 
the world. 

"We had Greek food, 
Italian food, Mexican food, 



Scandinavian food and El 
Salvadorian food," Khin said. 

The USW also provided some 
of the food for the evening. 

"I think that the food really 
brought out the overall theme of 
the evening and gave students 
a chance to try foods that they 
may never have had before," 
senior Jean Libby said. "I tried 
the pupusas and I didn't really 
like them, but I really enjoyed 
a variety of different things like 
prosciutto and melon wrapped 
together." 

The clubs worked together to 
plan the event with each order- 
ing some of the food for the eve- 
ning as well as arranging half of 
the entertainment. 

The ACF brought in a CLU 
student, who sang songs from 
India. 

"We wanted to have an Indian 
singer because people don't usu- 
ally think Asia when they think 
about India," Howtamfat said. 

The ACF also brought in a 
group of Filipino middle and 
high school students who per- 
formed a hip hop dance. 

Howtamfat said they did 
such a great job last year that 
they really wanted to include 
them again this year. 

"Last year the ACF president 
found them [the hip hop danc- 
ers] on YouTube.com and found 
out that they were from Oxnard, 
so we asked them to come," 
Howtamfat said. 

The World Fair also includ- 
ed performances by Aztec 
Dancers, the CLU Tae Kwon 
Do club, Mariachi and Chumash 
Dancers. 

"Seeing the Mariachis 
perform reminded me of the 
wonderful time I had study- 
ing abroad in Mexico," Libby 
said. "Study Abroad has really 




A Mariachi band played at the World Fair. 



opened my eyes to things I want 
to do before I get a job after 
graduation." 

In addition to the food and 
entertainment, there were sev- 
eral tables around the perimeter 
of the fair with activities for 
students and other participants 
to enjoy. 

"We added tables this year 
so we moved it outside to have 
more space and the opportunity 
to involve others," Khin said. 
"We had a crafts table where 
you could make bracelets and 
origami, a Study Abroad table 
the BSU had a table and we had 
a table with information about 
the genocide in Sudan." 

Khin was relieved and excit- 
ed that everything ran smoothly. 

"I think it went very well, 
the food became more diverse 
because were able to pool our 
resources with the Asian Club 
and Friends," Khin said. "We 
also tried to include more CLU 




Flags of the countries celebrated were displayed at the fair. 



clubs in the event by inviting the 
BSU, Study Abroad Center and 



the Tae Kwon Do club.' 



Biology seminar discusses staff research 



By Nik Eflmondson 

Staff Writer 

Dr. Charles Sackerson, 
from the biology department 
at California State University 
Channel Islands, spoke at 
California Lutheran University 
last Wednesday as part of a series 
of speakers. 

The next speaker coming to 
CLU will be today, Nov. 15. Dr. 
Kevin Edwards of the Tyrosine 
kinase activity by the protein 
phosphatase pez. 

Sackerson 's speech was 
titled "Regulation of Patterned 
Gene Expression in Early 
Embryogenesis." 

The biology department holds 
many of these seminars through- 
out the semester to educate the 



students and faculty at CLU, 

Both seminars are at 4 p.m. 
in Richter Hall, located in 
Ahmanson Science Center. 

"The speakers come in and 
talk about research for develop- 
mental biology," said Dr. David 
Marcey, Fletcher Jones Professor 
of developmental biology and- 
chair CLU biology department. 
"It's also important for faculty to 
" hear about what other researchers 
are doing outside CLU." 

This education for research 
can be beneficial to the develop- 
ment of medical education for 
years to come. 

"By the biology department 
doing and learning about exten- 
sive research it defiantly benefits 
us in the future because of all 
the advancements which may 



become possible when it comes 
to various forms of diseases," 
senior D.J. Milonas said. 

CLU's biology department is 
doing many cutting edge research 
projects which could help the 
medical field. 

According to Marcey, the 
department is studying the 
Hepatitis C virus which causes 
the disease Hepatitis. 

By working on culturing that 
virus outside the human body the 
virus can be studied biochemi- 
cally. 

"[We are also studying] how 
cells acquire information that set 
them along the developmental 
pathway during embryogenesis," 
Marcey said. 

There are many other research 
projects which the CLU biology 



department is doing. 

These include work in marine 
ecology, plant biodiversity and 
molecules expressed in eye reti- 
nal proteins. 

"I think that the research being 
done is very interesting," senior 
Dave Lamb said. "I didn't know 
that we were doing so much new 
research at the school." 

The research being done is not 
only work for the medical field, 
but work to establish a better 
known institution. 

"The better the research, the 
better chance that people may 
perceive us as a more prestigious 
university," Milnoas said. "It can 
only benefit CLU." 

Dr. John Sladek, CLU presi- 
dent, is also a biologist who 
works on stem cell research with 



the department. 

"It's nice to welcome him into 
our department," Marcey said. 

The department can only 
improve with the new president 
having a biology background. 

"The department will prob- 
ably get its due with the president 
being in full support," Lamb 
said. "I think that's great for 
the school, and great for the bio 
department " 

The department will also 
bring in Dr. Xiaoming Wang, 
associate curator, Department of 
Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles, 
Nov. 20. 

He will speak on the fossil 
record and canine (Dog) evolu- 
tion. 



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Staff Writer 

The Glory Project, a Christian 
club on California Lutheran 
University campus that aims to 
love God and love his people, 
meets Thursday nights at 7 p.m. 
in Overton Hall. 

The club invites students who 
wish to learn more about, or 
pursue growing in a relationship 
with God, experience worship 
and share fellowship with one 
another to join in their weekly 
meetings. 

In addition to Thursday night 
worship and fellowship. The 
Glory Project also leads Bible 
studies and prayer groups across 
CLU's campus and throughout 
the week. 

"We barbeque, hang out, host 
and go to concerts," said Jason 
lohnsen. Glory Project leader. 
"The Glory Project is happen- 
ing all the time since we're daily 
growing together with God." 

The Glory Project is spon- 
sored by Student Life. 

Robby Larson is the adviser 
tor the club, but the club is com- 
pletely student-led. 

It is made up of predominate- 
ly Christian students, but students 
of all faiths are welcome. 

The Glory Project wishes to 
give an accurate picture of God to 
everyone in the CLU community 




The Glory Project meets on Thrusday nights at 7 p.m. to worship God. 



Photograph by Pant Thomps( 



and to glorify God in his work. 

The Glory Project was started 
several years ago out of Jesus Is 
Freedom and used to be called 
Element. 

CLU '06 alum, and one of the 
leaders of Element, Grady Guy, 
changed the name of the club to 
The Glory Project, to reflect the 
clubs mission: "Whatever you 
do, do it all for the glory of God," 
from 1 Corinthians 10:31. 

When The Glory Project 
meets, they begin with fellow- 
ship and catch up with other 



student's lives, meet new people 
that come, give thanks and praise 
to God through worship, which 
is mostly contemporary acous- 
tic and recieve encouragement 
through scripture. 

"My favorite part is meet- 
ing new people,"., Johnsen said. 
"I'll share my life. You share 
yours. We're mostly, but not all, 
a Christian group and that means 
we have a lot to learn and a lot 
to offer." 

"I love The Glory Project," 
KrrStina Smith, club member 



said. "It's a great way for me 
to interact with other Christian 
students on campus. I have made 
so many great friends there that I 
know I can talk to for anything." 

Fifty students involved with 
The Glory Project in addition to 
a dozen alumni who otTer their 
support. 

Club seniors, Johnsen, Cole 
Sampson and Samantha Farinacci 
are the leaders. Johnsen plays the 
guitar and sings during Thursday 
night worship and organizes 
Glory Project meetings. 

Sampson meets with students 



throughout the week to encour- 
age them in their walks with God 
and occasionally shares lessons 
from the Bible during Thursday 
night fellowship. 

Farinacci, leads a variety o( 
weekly Bible studies, prayet 
groups and womens groups. 

She is also the organizer ol 
"The Movement," an annual, 
evangelistic event that The Glory 
Project hosts. 

Last year "The Movement" 
was a large concert at the CLU 
football field featuring the band, 
Something Like Silas. 

This year it will be a free 
street performance on Dec. 8 
where students will entertain and 
present gospel messages to the 
people interested in listening. 

"I really enjoyed The 
Movement last year," senioi 
Brianna Williams said. "It's 
encouraging to see other students 
in fellowship with God." 

Johnsen recommends stu- 
dents, "to continuously pursue a 
relationship with God or a bet- 
ter one," he said. "God works 
in many ways and The Glory 
Project is merely one that I've 
gotten to experience first hand." 

Students are welcome to share 
in Thursday night fellowship to 
get a better sense of what The 
Glory Project is about. 

For any questions contact 
Johnnsen atjjoltnse@clunet.edu 



Debate argues immigration policies are inhumane 



By Peler Burgwald 

Staff Writer 

Mexican immigration laws 
were put in perspective last 
Thursday when community lead- 
er and activist Dolores Huerta 
spoke on issues surrounding the 
human side of the immigration 
policy. 

The discussion, hosted by the 
Center for Leadership and Values, 
took place in the Samuelson 
Chapel. 

"What we wanted to show 
was the perspective of immigra- 
tion of those who are on the 
receiving end of the legisla- 
tion, those that are going to be 
impacted fundamentally," said 
Dr. Jamshid Damooei, professor 
and co-director of the CLV. 

Damooei, along with Dr. 
Charles Maxey, invited Huerta 
to speak at this portion of the 
Alma and Clifford Pearson 
Distinguished Speaker Series. 

This series, titled 

"Perspectives," began in 
September and is scheduled to 
last through the spring. 

Huerta spoke on topics vary- 
ing from economic and social 
causes for Latino immigration, 
racism in the United States and 
the proposed legislation for a 
wall on the U.S. -Mexico border. 



"When we think of immigra- 
tion, we need to remember that 
every person here in America, 
with the exception of Native 
Americans, is here through some 
form of legalization or documen- 
tation process," Huerta said. 



"I was very pleased with 
the respect level and tone of 
the audience's response." 



Charles Maxey 



Around 100 people attended 
this discussion on immigration 
policy. 

Those in attendance var- 
ied between students, faculty, 
administration and community 
members. 

"This issue is both hugely 
complex and hugely contested. 
Whatever we do will affect mil- 
lions of people in the United 
States," Maxey said. 

The building of the wall along 
the U.S. -Mexico border will cost 
around $6 .billion, according to 



Huerta. 

"Not one single -terrorist has 
entered the United States through 
Mexico. The only one has entered 
through Canada," she said. "You 
wouldn't even suggest putting up 
a wall against Canada, because 
all the English-speaking people 
here would be up in arms." 

She has been an activist on 
behalf of Latino immigrants and 
working people for almost 50 
years. 

Huerta has also received 
many awards, including the U.S. 
Presidential Eleanor D. Roosevelt 
Human Rights Award. 

She is also one of "Ladies 
Home Journal's" 100 Most 
Important Women of the 20'" 
Century. 

"Her contribution was very 
interesting and effective because 
she lived through half a century 
of experience," Maxey said. 

Huerta finished her speech 
asking the audience to join her 
in exclaiming the word wozani. 
Wozani, she said, means "the 
people are coming together." 

The audience was then 
encouraged to participate in a 
question and answer session with 
her. 

"I was very pleased with the 
respect level and tone of the audi- 



ence's response," Maxey said. 
"That's what we hope to have 
every with every discussion." 

Huerta and the attendees 
walked to the pavilion where a 
buffet dinner was provided. 

During that time people got 
her autograph and took pictures 
with her. 

Students and community 
members took time to discuss the 
issue further over dinner. 



"It is important not to blame 
the victims here," Huerta said. 
"To understand why people from 
Mexico and Latin America are 
coming here; all we have to do is 
look in the mirror." 

More guest speakers are 
planned on presenting as the 
"Perspectives" Distinguished 
Speaker Series continues, accord- 
ing to Damooei. Exact dates and 
speakers are to be set. 



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Wednesday 



November 15 

• Alcohol Awareness 
(Nov. 13-17) 

• Light Sculptures by Sean Sobczak 
(Oct 31 - Nov. 19) 

Kwang Fong Gallery 

• TO/2 4: 2006 Multimedia Exhibition 
(Oct 28 - Nov. 27) 

Richter Hall, 4 p.m. 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel, 10:10 a.m. 

• Biology Dept Research Seminar 

Kwang Fong Gallery 

• College Night 

Borderline, 9:30 p.m 



• Black Box Productions: 'The 
Dumb Waiter,' and 'Don't Drink the 
Bong Water' 

Liljfle Theatre, 8 pjn.. 



Saturday 



Friday 



Thursday 



November 16 

• American Marketing Association 
Meeting: Pop Culture Public Relations 

Peters Room I (13, 6:15 p.m. 



November 17 

• Corporate Leaders Breakfast: Paul 
Orfalea, Kinko 's founder and author of 
"Copy This!" 

Lundring Events Center, 7:30 
a.m. 

• Memorial Service for Dr. Raymond 
Olson 

Chapel, 10 a.m. 

• Black Box Productions: 'The 
Dumb Waiter, ' and 'Don 't Drink the 
Bong Water ' *, 

Little Theatre, 8 pan. 

• Wind Ensemble and Jazz 
Improvisation Ensemble 

Chape!, 8 p.m. 



November 18 

• Mens Basketball vs. La Sierra 

Gilbert Arena, 7 p.m. 

• Black Box Productions: 'The 
Dumb Waiter,' and 'Dont Drink the 
Bong Water' 

Little Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Sunday 

November 19 

• Black Box Productions: 'The 
Dumb Waiter,' and 'Don't Drink the 
Bong Water' 

Little Theatre, 2 p.m. 

• Ventura County Speaker Series: A 
Conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich 

Lundring Events Center, 4 p.m. 

• Lord of Life Worship Service 

Chapel, 6:15 n.m 



• Black Box Productions: 'The 
Dumb Waiter,' and 'Don't Drink the 
Bong Water ' 

Little Theatre, 8 pj 




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• Black Box Productions: 'The 

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College Democrats take a stance on election 



By Melissa Healy 

Staff Writer 

People throughout the country 
waited anxiously for the midterm 
election results, and California 
Lutheran University students 
were no different. Many members 
of the College Democrats were 
pleased with the election out- 
come, that brought more congres- 
sional power to the Democrats in 
the form of a new majority in the 
House and Senate. 

The Democrats won con- 
trol of 229 seats in the House, 
and 51 seats in the Senate. 
However, California re-elected 
the Republican Gov. Arnold 
Schwarzenegger. The congressio- 
nal seat changes become effec- 
tive in January. 

"I am absolutely thrilled about 
the election results," said Liz 
Leeper College Democrats sec- 
retary. "Nearly every race 1 was 



rooting for turned out the way I 
was hoping for." 

On campus, the College 
Democrats club has a strong pres- 



"I am absolutely thrilled 
about the election results. 
Nearly every race I was 
rooting for turned out the 
way I was hoping for." 



Liz Leeper 



ence. It allows politically-minded 
students to meet and discuss the 
issues. 

"The College Democrats club 
is a place for Democrats to come 
together to engage in discussion, 
learn about and analyze our 
country's politics, meet politi- 



cians, support issues and make 
sure that our voice is heard on 
CLU's campus," Leeper said. 

Many of the issues that cre- 
ated such a large turnout for this 
election deal with the concern of 
global issues, such as the Iraq 
war. 

"I thfnk everyone is con- 
cerned about Iraq and the War 
on Terrorism," said Dr. Jose 
Marichal, CLU professor. "I also 
think that the economy, although 
it is good overall, is a concern for 
many in the working class." 

The election left many of 
the College Democrats in a 
positive political mood due to the 
Democrats gaining the majority 
in the House of Representatives 
and the Senate. 

"I'm very optimistic that this 
shift in the House and Senate will 
move our country in a new and 
positive direction," Leeper said. 
"I've felt for quite a while that 



change has been needed for our 
country, and I think the outcome 
of the election makes it obvious 
that other Americans feel the 
same way." 

Many controversial issues 
were on the ballots throughout 
the country in the election. The 
outcome of some issues being 
voted on in other states, such 
as abortion, could also have an 
affect on California in the future. 

"I was especially concerned 
about repealing the South Dakota 
abortion ban, which, if put in 
place, would not allow abortions 
even in the case of rape, incest or 
to protect the woman's heath," 
Leeper said. "I was also particu- 
larly concerned with California's 
Proposition 85, which is an abor- 
tion parental consent law; I am 
absolutely ecstatic that neither 
of these issues passed," Leeper 
said. 

Many CLU students took 



action to get their voices heard 
during the elections. Leeper, 
who is also the co-president for 
Feminism Is..., was very active in 
helping to fight for her beliefs. 

"I worked on the South 
Dakota Campaign for Healthy 
Families last summer, which 
was the campaign working to 
repeal the abortion ban in South 
Dakota," she said. "I was also 
able to contribute to the Prop. 
85 campaign, in collaboration 
with the Feminism Is... Club and 
Planned Parenthood." 

The midterm election results 
will have an impact on all of 
America and how America han- 
dles foreign affairs. 

"The main implication [of the 
election] is to give the President 
an opposition in Congress he has 
not had for the last four years," 
Marichal said. "It's too early to 
tell how the Democrats will use 
their powers in Congress." 



Republican professor comments on election 



By Andrea Wilson 

Staff Writer 

The Republican Party had a 
lot of mixed feelings about the 
midterm election that just took 
place on Nov. 7. Professor her- 
bert Gooch is a political science 
professor at California Lutheran 
University and is active in CLU's 
Republican Club as well. 

Elections can be a very sensi- 
tive subject for numerous people 
in society today. People tend to 
react in a rather emotional way 
about the results of the election, 



and this is exactly how the elec- 
tion turned out to be this time. 

In Ventura County, there was 
about a 55 percent voting turnout 
lor this specific election, which is 
much higher than the statewide 
turnout of only 44.1 percent. 

Gooch discussed the Ventura 
County turnout and said that with 
this response and the number 
of Democrats that won, many 
Republicans must have changed 
to the Democrat side since the 
last election. 

"The Republicans seem to 
have lost for a number of reasons, 



which was reflected in many sim- 
ply sitting on their hands and not 
voting.," Gooch said. 

Additionally, out of the eight 
winners for statewide office only 
two Republicans won. They are 
Arnold Schwarzenegger and 
insurance commisioner Steve 
Poizner. 

Gooch said that because so 
many people are upset with the 
war and the Bush administration 
that it weakened the chances of a 
Republican win. 

"This time the Democrats 
were energized, the Independents 



were angry, and the Republican 
base was upset over the war so it 
didn't turn out in great numbers," 
he said. 

Also, Schwarzenegger tended 
to play toward the Democrats for 
this election and it paid off by 
him winning by 60 percent of 
the votes. 

Every other Republican 
running who focused on the 
Republican side was defeated by 
a Democrat. Gooch said, 

"In other words appealing 
mainly to the Republican base 
was a recipe for defeat." 



Schwarzenegger knew he 
would have the Republican votes 
so he decided to concentrate on 
the center, the Democrats, gooch 
said. 

He explained that it appears 
that many Republicans were dis- 
appointed by the turnout of the 
election. However, for the most 
part Republicans were enthused 
with the fact that Schwarzenegger 
won by such a huge percent- 
age because it shows that some 
people are beginning to look at 
the bigger picture reguarding the 
Republican party. 



Students and locals team up as pre-holiday volunteers 



By Ashley Baronfless 

Staff Writer 

This week, California 
Lutheran University is teaming 
up with schools and communities 
across the nation to participate in 
National Homeless and Hunger 
Awareness Week. 

Every year, one week before 
Thanksgiving, people throughout 
the United States are encouraged 
to participate in events and attend 
educational forums to learn about 
ways that they can help contrib- 
ute to this growing need. 

The National Coalition for 
the Homeless and the National 
Student Campaign Against 
Hunger & Homelessness co- 
sponsor this event each year. Its 
goal is to bring a greater aware- 
ness to the pressing issues of 
hunger and homelessness that 
millions of people face around 
the world and within our own 
communities. 

"It's about quality of life," 
said Chris Poynter, program 
and development director of 



Lutheran Social Services. She 
has been passionate about her 
work in social services ever since 
a trip to Rwanda, Africa, in 1998. 
With a degree from Point Loma 
Nazarene University in social 
work, the Camarillo resident 
is attending CLU to obtain her 
master's degree in public policy 
and administration. 



"No matter where you 
come from, every human 
being has the right to be 
fed, clothed and sheltered." 



Chris Poynter 



Poynter, 27, a well-educated, 
employed single mother, can 
identify with many of her clients 
in the ongoing struggle to make 
ends meet. 

"It heightens the sensitivity 
level," she said. "Human service 
is shifting from charity .to social 



justice." 

Millions of people just cannot 
make it. 

"No matter where you come 
from, every human being has the 
right to be fed, clothed and shel- 
tered," Poynter said. 

An informational flyer pro- 
moting the event points out 
some mind-boggling facts (see 
graphic). 

Food Share, MANNA, 
Catholic Charities and Lutheran 
Social Services are providing 
services including food, clothing, 
housing and other assistance to 
more than 20,000 men, women 
and children every year. 

"It's about what we can do as 
a community to create an oppor- 
tunity for change and affect the 
quality of life for those living in 
poverty right here in Thousand 
Oaks," Poynter said. 

For more information on the 
forum or for any questions, please 
contact Chris Poynter, Program 
and Development Director of 
Lutheran Social Services via e- 
mail at cpoynter@lsssc.org 



• In order to afford a one-bedroom 

apartment in Ventura County, an 
individuals earning minimum wage, 
$6.75 an hour would need to work 132 
hours per week or 3.3 jobs 

• The hourly wage needed to afford a two- 

bedroom apartment in Ventura County i 
over $22.23/ hour 

• The average apartment in the Conejo 

Valley rents for over $1 ,500/monlh 

• The income needed to afford the market 

price home in Ventura County is over 
$120,000 

• More than 40,000 children are enrolled i 

the free lunch program 

• More than 6,000 residentsjjMtj^B'onejo 

Valley are living below the poverty rate 

• 53 % of individuals with' no place to stay 

are women with children 

• Fewer than 12% of residentsin Ventura 

County can afford to purchase a home 
Food Share, MANNA, Catholic Charitie 
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Networking not always key 



November 15, 2006 



By Amber Sims 

Special to the Echo 

Knowing someone in an 
industry has typically been an 
advantage in our society for 
obtaining a job or a position 
within a company as a college 
graduate. 

According to several 
Southern California employers 
and employees, that rule does not 
always apply, but involvement 
and networking to build busi- 
ness relationships and developing 
certain skills for related fields are 
very important. 

"Knowing someone at a local 
corporation to get the job isn't 
always to your benefit," said 
Pop Culture Public Relations 
Managing Director Lindsey 
Camett. "I personally believe it is 
very difficult to do business with 
friends and family." 

Freelance writer Adam 
Foxman, for the Ventura County 
Star, says that networking is not 
critical for success; however, 
education is valued highly as a 
factor for any job. 

"It is always helpful to know 
people, but it is not essential," 
said Foxman. "Having the degree 
is essential because it shows 
employers that one has a level 
of education, determination and 
ability." 

When entering the work- 
force, it's fundamental to follow 
the rules of an organization and 
acknowledge the differences in 
how young graduates communi- 
cate with friends versus profes- 
sionally. 

Foxman, Camett and Scoville 
all agreed that actual work expe- 
rience accompanied with a col- 
lege degree is imperative. 

"Surprisingly, experience is 
becoming more and more of a 
necessity with an undergraduale 



degree," Camett said. "In the participating in clubs relevant to 



marketing, public relations and 
communications fields, compe- 
tition is tough; this is a highly 
competitive area where intern- 
ships are readily available to col- 
lege students." 



"I believe CLU gradu- 
ates are good employees 
because of their integrity, 
CLU does a fantastic job 
of emphasizing business 
ethics...The sense of com- 
munity and the willingness 
to help others is somehing I 
see from CLU students that 
is not so apparent when 
interviewing students from 
other institutes of higher 
education" 

Lindsey Cornell 



The pursuit of employment 
has distinct advantages for col- 
lege students that graduate hav- 
ing completed internships and 
related field experiences accord- 
ing to CLU Director of Career 
Services, Cindy Lewis, 

During a recent "Salary 
Negotiations Workshop," Lewis 
said that with more internship 
experiences, graduates can actu- 
ally negotiate higher salaries than 
those who graduated without 
completing an internship. 

Having graduated from CLU 
in 2005, Camett understands the 
opportunity of gaining advan- 
tages from involvement outside 
of the classroom. 

"College students can make 
themselves more marketable to 
this local business market by 



the field they're trying to enter; 
for example, CLU offers the 
Psychology Club, the American 
Marketing Association, LASO, 
and others," Camett said. "This 
shows a commitment beyond the 
classroom; the next step is find- 
ing internships." 

Positive interviews with local 
businesses are also key steps to 
obtaining a career according to 
Scoville and Camett. 

"Practice interviewing, as it's 
important to show your passion 
for what interests you," Scoville 
said. 

According to Camett, she 
looks for a person with confi- 
dence and a sense of direction 
when she is interviewing a candi- 
date to hire for a position. 

"I want to make sure this 
person is not going to leave after 
a week of training because they 
didn't know what they wanted to 
do," Camett said. 

Networking locally to create 
relationships between companies 
and future employees as well as 
getting involved through intern- 
ships are smart strategies for 
acquiring a job with any business 
in the local area, but, according to 
Scoville, "it's always a good idea 
to network, however, it's not a 
deal breaker." 

Camett, who may be partial 
to her alma mater, believes CLU 
students are special. 

"I believe CLU graduates are 
good employees because of their 
integrity, CLU does a fantastic 
job of emphasizing business eth- 
ics, which will help to make or 
break a company," Camett said. 
"The sense of community and 
the willingness to help others is 
something I see from CLU stu- 
dents that is not so apparent when 
interviewing students from other 
institutions of higher education." 



Class of 2007 celebrates with a social 



By Lindsey Borgnello 

Staff Writer 

Students of California 
Lutheran University's gradu- 
ating class of 2007 gathered 
Wednesday, Nov. 8. for their 
"Senior Social" at BJ's Restaurant 
in Westlake. 

Students were invited to BJ's 
for the social from 5-7 p.m. The 
event was coordinated by the 
Senior Pride Committee at CLU. 

The Senior Pride Committee 
is responsible for planning differ- 
ent senior events throughout the 
students last year at CLU. The 
events are designed to meet the 
social needs of the students. The 
Committee plans class socials, 
the senior banquet and is in 
charge of the distributing of all 



other important information to 
the senior students at CLU. 

The Senior Pride Committee 
meets once a month and is co- 
chaired by the ASCLU Programs 
Board senior representatives. 
Posters and flyers were around 
campus all week advertising for 
this Senior Social event. 

A senior social is a way for 
students to reconnect with old 
friends during their last year at 
school. Many of the students 
find themselves so busy during 
their senior year that an organized 
social event is the best way to get 
them together. The committee 
reserved the patio area for the 
students to gather. 

"It. -was a lot of fun, it was 
nicelo mingle with old friends," 
senior Michelle Sekyra said. 



BJ's staff brought out sev- 
eral sampler appetizer platters 
for the students to enjoy which 
were arranged by The Senior 
Pride Committee. Students were 
offered "happy hour" prices on 
select food and drinks. Students 
sat with groups of friends 
and mingled around the patio 
throughout the social. 

"The food was good. I haven't 
seen a lot of these people in a 
long time," senior Brandon Higa 
said. 

Students sat with groups of 
friends and also mingled around 
the patio throughout the social. 
Over 75 CLU seniors attended 
the social at BJ's Restaurant in 
Westlake making it a memorable 
event for this years graduating 
class. 



Campus Quotes 



If you could have any 
super power what 
would it be? 



Christopher C. Raff, 
2007 

"Teleportation for 
transportation." 




Nicole Walker, 2008 

"The ability to stop 
time so I have time to 
do everything in my 
schedule." 




Courtney Parks, 
ARC Coordinator for 
Student Progams 

"I want the ability to 
move at lightening 
speed so I could get 
ready quickly in the 
morning." 




Grete Bergland, 
2010 

"I would like to be 
able to speak and 
read every existing 
language. It would 
make traveling much 
easier." 




Robert Amey, 2010 

"I would be invisible 
just so I can see what 
people say and do 
behind my back. And 
sneak into places." 




Stine Odegard ARC/ 
Coordinator for 
Community Service 

"I would fly so I could 
avoid traffic and enjoy 
the view. And it would 
just be FUN!" 





± eatures 



November 15, 2006 



The Echo 7 



Kingsmen's 'Candyman' has history with CLU 



By Brandyn Bennett 

Staff Writer 

For years every score by the 
Kingsmen football team has 
been followed with a showering 
of candy in the student section 
of the stands. Fans cheer and 
children flock to the middle of 
the bleachers in hopes of scoring 
a few tasty treats from the "candy 
man." 

Karsten Lundring is the candy 
man and has been a huge part of 
California Lutheran University's 
history. 

He grew up in Pasadena with 
a family that was very active in 
the Lutheran Church. 

During his high school days 
his parents were involved with 
the forming of a new Lutheran 
College in Southern California, 
California Lutheran College, 
later to be known as CLU. 

His father-in-law was on the 
site committee to find the loca- 
tion to build the college, and was 
on its first board of regents. 

Lundring graduated high 
school in 1960, but CLU would 
not open until 1961. 

After spending a year at 
Pacific Lutheran University, 
Lundring transferred and became 
one of the first groups of stu- 
dents in attendance for CLU as 
a sophomore and he graduated 
in 1965. 

During his student years 
at CLU, Lundring was highly 
involved with the student body. 

"I was always a big fan 



of everything that went on, I 
was the 'Pep Commissioner,'" 
Lundring said. "I formed a pep 
band, tried out the cheerleaders 
and song leaders, made arrange- 
ments for bus trips for students 
to go to away games, set up pep 
rallies, et cetera." 

Prior to graduating from 
CLU, Lundring was drafted into 
the Army during the Vietnam 
era. 

"I was lucky and had a great 
experience in the Army, I learned 
a lot, and did not have to go to 
Vietnam," Lundring said. 

After serving in the army, he 
returned to CLU to continue his 
job, he started as an intern with 
a financial planning company, 
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, 
where he still works after 45 
years. 

When it comes to CLU foot- 
ball, Lundring is no stranger. 

He has been involved with 
the football program since its 
first year in 1 962. 

"We had no fields, we had 
to play our games on high 
school fields around the county," 
, Lundring said. 

"I remember taking 1 8 kids to 
Oxnard in my car, which was a 
1948 Brown and White taxi lim- 
ousine that I bought for $15." 

If it is dedication to a team, 
Lundring is at the top of the list. 
"I think we have missed maybe 
20 football games in the last 43 
years of CLU's existence," he 
said. 

So, how did the candy throw- 




ing start? It all began at a com- 
pany picnic in Orange County 
about 25 years ago. 

Lundring would throw candy 
for the children to gather up until 
one year he forgot about it and 
left his bag of candy in the trunk 
of his car. 

Soon after he attended a 
CLU football game against the 
University of San Diego and 
noticed a bag of candy in his car. 
"I thought, 'I'll take this in and 
share it with others to get rid of 
it'," he said. 

"Early in the first quarter 



we scored on a big play, and 
we were all very excited, since 
we were heavy underdogs for 
the game, I then just reached 
in the bag and started throwing 
the candy all over the place, yell- 
ing How Sweet it is! Thus began 
the tradition." 

Stocking the traditional 
"candy bag," week after week 
can surely become an expensive 
hobby. 

However Lundring said he 
is not hesitant to throw large 
amounts of candy. On average 
Lundring spends close to $150 



Photogr jph by Amanda Cabal 



on his routine trip to Costco 
every Friday before a game. 

"I still get lots of odd 
comments going through the 
checkout line about how it's 
not Halloween, what in the 
world are you going to do 
with all that candy?" Lundring 
said. "I just love watching the 
kids leave the stands as soon 
as the team scores, they scurry 
down under the stands, as that is 
the best place to be sure to get 
some candy falling through from 
above." 



Alumna is successful in TV industry 



By Jessica Faith Hartman 

Staff Writer 

Jessica Thompson gradu- 
ated from California Lutheran 
University last May. She got 
her degree in communications/ 
media production with a minor in 
English. Before graduating from 
school, Thompson went to the 
Career Center to look for intern- 
ship in her chosen filed. 

"The Career Center is a great 
place to get your resume together 
and find an internship that could 
lead to a career," she said. 

The Career Center is a 
resource department that allows 
students to create a resume, pre- 
pare for interviews, help with fol- 
low-ups and write a cover letter. 

Thompson took advantage of 
the Career Services center and 
was able to find her dream job. 

CLU's Career Services center 
helped her become aware about 
the possibilities of finding a job. 
If Career services did not send 
out e-mails, she would not have 
known about her internship job. 

"Get an internship some- 
where, make connections and get 
known by people," Thompson 



said. 

She interned at Bunim-Murray 
Productions. The company would 
have their interns rotate through 
different departments. 

They would spend two to 
three days in each department, 
such as post production, editing 
dock, story development and 
business development. 

During the other half of the 
internship she was allowed to 
pick which department she want- 
ed to work in. 

She wanted to go into story 
development, however the day 
after graduating CLU Thompson 
was offered a job at Bunim- 
Murray as a Logger. 

The company needed extra 
help in casting; Thompson was 
asked if she would help out for 
a week or two. After two weeks 
she was offered the position of 
assistant casting coordinator. 

A typical day for Thompson 
is coming into work around 9: 
15 a.m. 

She checks her messages, gets 
the mail, goes through casting 
tapes and sets up the conference 
room. 



Thompson is in charge of all 
of the casting directors grades; 
they grade people to see who 
would be best for the show, keeps 
grades on file, calls people who 
applied, makes traVel arrange- 
ments, makes sure the casting 
directors and coordinators have 
a good flow in the dub room and 
does an outreach call on Web site, 
poster, television and recruiters. 

"My day always changes," 
she said. "I never know if I am 
going to have to go to the airport 
to pick up an applicant, or if there 
will be a last-minute interview." 
said Thompson. 

"At open calls I get to see who 
I picked. Talking to real people 
get to really know the person the 
company is getting involved with 
is why I like my job." 

Thompson is working on cast- 
ing people for the "Real World" 
and is presently helping on a 
show called "Bad Girl's Club," 
that will be shown on the Oxygen 
Network. 

"Bad Girl's Club is a mix 
between the 'Real World' and 
'Starting Over,' only with hot 
chicks," Thompson said. 




Opinion: 



8 The Echo 



Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monoga- 
my is the same. 



■Oscar Wilde (1854 • X900) 

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November 15, 2006 



Female lawmakers' roles emerging 

of finding a solution to the The growing numbers of Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY. 




By Chris McGuinness 



Columnist 

In this last month's midterm 
elections, voters across the coun- 
try swept out the Republican 
majority for the House and the 
Senate in what appeared to be 
an overwhelming mandate for a 
change in the country. 

With a stunning reversal in 
control of the Congress, the 
Democrats seemed to be poised 
to clean up the mess left behind 
by the pervious legislature with 
a new social agenda, minimum 
wage, healthcare and renew- 
able energy, and the tough job 



quagmire that is Iraq. These 
issues, if they are taken on suc- 
cessfully, have the potential to 
solidify Democratic control of 
the Congress for years to come. 

One of the biggest groups 
to benefit from the elections 
is women. The 2006 election 
brought women into both hous- 
es, raising their numbers to 86 in 
the House and 16 in the Senate. 

Election night also introduced 
American voters to the first 
woman speaker of the house, 
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, 
who vowed to tackle important 
issues and hold President Bush 
accountable for the war. 

Despite the fact that 
Congress is still dominated by 
predominately white males, the 
importance of the emerging role 
of women leaders in government 
cannot be overlooked. 

"It's still very hard for women 
to succeed and to actually get to 
the House of Representatives," 
said Rep. Hilda Solis, D- 
CA, in an interview with the 
"Washington Post." "But that 
number just keeps going up 
every time we have elections." 



Democratic women politicians 
does seem to be rising, and their 
success in this last election only 
points to the fact that women are 
rapidly approaching, and break- 
ing the so-called "marble ceil- 
ing" in Washington. 



The truth is that the 
more Americans are able 
to see' women leaders as 
equal or better to their 
male peers, the more they 
would also feel more com- 
fortable voting for a woman 
in 2008. 



Not only will this allow 
women in America to have a 
greater voice in their govern- 
ment, but will also pave the 
way for a greater acceptance of 
American women in leadership 
roles. One woman who could 
potentially benefit most from 
Pelosi's new role is senator and, 
rumored, presidential hopeful. 



The truth is the more 
Americans that are able to see 
women leaders as equal or bet- 
ter than their male peers, would 
also feel more comfortable vot- 
ing for a woman in 2008, and, 
while Clinton does carry a lot 
more "baggage" from her days 
as first lady than Pelosi, who 
was relatively unknown up until 
now, the fact that she is now 
part of a "rising tide of women 
lawmakers" may soften the blow 
enough to pull Democrats and 
even some independents in a bid 
for the White House. 

Women in leadership posi- 
tions will not only benefit 
females, but will improve the 
country as a whole. We are taught 
that our government is supposed 
to represent all of its people, yet 
as of now women, who represent 
half the population, are still few 
and far between when it comes 
to their numbers in Congress. 

However, as recent events 
have shown, this is rapidly 
changing and we are now active- 
ly moving toward a better, more 
equal and, in the end, stronger 
government. 




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Marriage: Is it worth it in today's world? 



By Mihol ReiiAe 

Staff Photographer 

I feel like all I ever hear 
about is divorce. Almost half 
of my friends come from bro- 
ken homes and some of them 
themselves have been divorced. 
Every week, it seems, there's 
news of another Hollywood 
couple divorcing. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau, 50 per- 



cent of first marriages will end 
in divorce and the chances of a 
second and third marriage lasting 
is even less. So what's the point 
of getting married? 

Marriage used to be about 
commitment and love. Now, It 
seems like marriage is just a 
novelty; it's just something you 
do. People don't think about' 
the commitment anymore, they 
just think about the pretty dress 



just think about the pretty dress 

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or the big, fancy party they can 
have. That's all fine and good, 
but the next thing you know, 
time goes by and they're won- 
dering exactly why they married 
their spouse to begin with. Not 
only that, they probably have 
a kid and the poor kid is sitting 
there wondering why he or she 
can't see mommy or daddy every 
day. 

I would just as soon not get 
married than have to go through 
that. It's possible to be happy and 
not be married to someone. It's 
possible to have a commitment 



to someone without marriage. 
Look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt 
Russell. They've been together 
for more than 20 years and 
haven't gotten married. They 
probably have one of the healthi- 
est relationships in Hollywood 
because of it. 

I just don't think there's a 
point to marriage anymore. All 
this divorce that I hear about just 
diminishes the importance of it. 
How can something like mar- 
riage be considered important if 
it's so easy to get out of? What 
ever happened to '"til death do 



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us part?" Our society has decided 
to forget that part and make it ok 
for people not to mean what they 
say when they take their vows. 
Marriage isn't something that 
has to be for the rest of your life 
and that just ruins it for me. 

There will always be people 
that will decide to take the 
plunge. I just wonder exactly 
how much they're going to think 
about what marriage means 
before they do it. I also wonder if 
society can ever go back to a time 
when marriage was something 
sacred and meaningful. Are we 
too far away from that idea now? 
From what I see, and from what 
the statistics say, it's not going to 
get that way again any time soon. 
That's just depressing. 

It's depressing that, now, 
people who come from a healthy 
place in their lives are feeling 
reluctant to get married just 
because of the society we live 
in. People who would have oth- 
erwise really healthy marriages 
are now fearful of it. Instead of 
marriage being something that 
they want to do. they think of it 
as a risk. Marriage is now a risk. 
I'm just not sure if it's really a 
risk worth taking. 



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If you would like to Know the value of 
money, go and try to borrow some. 

-Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) 

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November 15, 2006 



pinion- 



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CLU events need better marketing 



By Christina Dntf an 

Staff Writer 

Events put on by California 
Lutheran University do not have 
the turnout they should. Now 
that's not saying that the events 
are bad, but the marketing is 
inconsistent. 

Looking back to my fresh- 
man year, when before school 
started I received an agenda 
book, I realized how much that 
made a difference. 

With information compiled 
together into one, easy to access, 
easy to use book, I was inter- 
ested in making CLU events a 
priority, because I knew when 
they were. 

I could make plans a week, 
not a couple of days, in advance 
to attend Club Lu or The Need. 
Both student programs are worth 
my time. However, it is difficult 



to give priority to something that 
seems last minute. 

I know I am not alone in hav- 
ing extra curricular activities, 
such as a job or club commit- 
ment, so I am sure that students 
at CLU would appreciate as 
much advanced notice as pos- 
sible for events. Today, I do not 
have an agenda on my shelf, or 
even a calendar of events on my 
door, describing what is happen- 
ing at CLU. 

An argument could be that 
the Internet, more specifically 
the www.callutheran.edu Web 
site, has taken the place of the 
agenda book. However, looking 
at the Calendar of Events page 
and even the Student Programs 
page under Club Lu and The 
Need the same sentence is dis- 
played. 



"Check back for an updated 
list of events and performanc- 
es!" 

Well I did check back a cou- 
ple of days later and I received 
the same response. 

More sources for marketing 
exist at CLU other than the .Web 
site. These include "The Echo," 
"The Weekly Update" and "The 
Edge." All are ways that clubs, 
departments and associations 
can market events that they are 
putting on. "The Echo" has a 
place in the features section that 
is titled "Events." The Calendar 
page of the newspaper is dedicat- 
ed to promoting all of the events 
that students might be interested 
in attending. 

There is a noticeable trend in 
what is consistently in that sec- 
tion; classes in the Gilbert Sports 



and Fitness Center, "College 
Night," " Lord of Life" service, 
sports events and workshops put 
on by Career Services. 

All of these events are adver- 
tised in the "The Echo" week 
after week. It doesn't make sense 
that all of the student programs 
aren't put into "The Echo." It is 
not hard, speaking from personal 
experience, to get events pub- 
lished in the paper. 

Now, I am sure there is no 
one person to blame because 
events take multiple people and 
groups to put together. I will 
acknowledge that posters for 
Club Lu, The Need and other 
student programs, are posted 
around campus and are a great 
way to market events. 

The basis of my argument 
is that all of the ways to mar- 



ket events at CLU students are 
not taken up by those who put 
them on. 

Yes, some of the events 
have great marketing such as 
the Freshman Retreat, Light 
Sculptures by Sean Sobczak and 
"Our Town" to name a few. 

All of these events can be 
found in the newspaper, on the 
Web site and posters promoting 
them around campus. 

Not all of the events are this 
consistent in their marketing and 
I encourage those who put on 
events that are geared toward 
students of CLU. to take it upon 
themselves to promote as best 
they can and use as many ways 
possible to advertise and let stu- 
dents know what is happening. 
In order to attend an event one 
must know about it. 



Every partial-birth abortion is a tragedy 



By Ashley Barondoss 

Staff Writer 

Gonzales v. Carhart and 
Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood 
presented their arguments to the 
Supreme Court November 8, 
2006 to determine the consti- 
tutionality of the Partial-birth 
Abortion Ban Act. The court 
has yet to rule on the cases. 

This is not the first time this 
controversial federal law has 
been called into question. In 
the 1990s, Congress adopted 
two bans on partial-birth abor- 
tion, only to have President 
Clinton veto both of them. In 
1996 and 1998, the House of 
Representatives achieved the 
two-thirds majorities necessary 
to override the vetoes, but mys- 



teriously the Senate fell short. 

In 2003, Congress again 
approved the Partial-birth 
Abortion Ban Act, with a 64-34 
vote in the Senate, and a 281- 
1 42 vote in House. 

Since Bush signed the bill 
in November 2003, not only 
have abortion rights organiza- 
tions strongly challenged the 
prohibition to prevent enforce- 
ment, there have also been three 
different appeals courts at the 
federal level that have ruled the 
ban on this dreadful procedure 
unconstitutional. 

"The facts about partial- 
birth abortion are troubling and 
tragic, and no lawyer's brief can 
make them seem otherwise," 
Bush said while signing the bill 



into effect. 

The Partial-birth Abortion 
Ban Act will put an end to this 
heinous method of birth con- 
trol, however it does allow for 
exceptions in cases where the 
abortion would save the life of 
the mother. Doctors who oth- 
erwise perform this procedure 
are subject to a steep fine and 
imprisonment. 

Although I personally am 
disgusted with this topic, my 
intent in writing this article is 
not to persuade, but rather to 
simply inform readers of this 
grim medical procedure that 
has been practiced in the United 
States for years unbeknown to 
many. 

Usually in the fifth or sixth 



month of pregnancy, the almost 
fully-developed baby is flipped 
with a pair of tongs to breech 
position, delivered feet first 
until only the head is left in the 
birth canal. Then, holding the 
head in place, the doctor pierces 
the base of the infant's skull 
with surgical scissors before 
inserting a catheter into the 
opening and suctioning out the 
brain, killing the baby. 

In this method of abortion, 
the doctor must be extremely 
careful not to let the head come 
out of the mother's womb, for 
fear if the baby breathes a breath 
of air the procedure would no 
longer be considered abortion, it 
would be first-degree murder. 
A few years ago, a nurse, 



who observed this procedure 
taking place, testified in court 
that she saw the baby's hands 
"clasping and unclasping" and 
its feet "kicking" before it was 
killed. These babies are very 
much alive. 

A number of pro-choice 
advocates are against partial- 
birth abortion. It is an inhu- 
mane procedure and as close to 
murder as one can get; the baby 
being three-quarters into this 
world, before it is taken out. 

Hopefully, after hearing 
arguments on Nov. 8, the high 
courts will see the procedure 
for what it is, "troubling and 
tragic," and move to quickly 
pass the Partial-birth Abortion 
Ban Act. • 



Best video game system: Playstation 2 vs X-Box 360 



By Josh Richards 

Staff Writer 

Playstation 2 is better than 
X-Box 360. 1 have played video 
games my whole life beginning 
with the Nintendo systems that 
were the pioneers of the video 
game world. I have shifted my 
game play on to Playstation 
and X-Box. Both companies 
have new, or relatively new, 
systems out on the market and 
are constantly debated on which 
system is better. 

Now that 1 am in college, I 
am confronted with this ques- 
tion almost everyday. Having 
played and researched both 
systems and many other video 



game systems during the last 
twenty-one years of my life, 1 
have decided which system is 
better. 

The problem is that one 
system doesn't dominate all 
aspects. When it comes to 
graphics and interactive abili- 
ties X-Box 360 definitely wins. 
X-Box 360 is much better by 
paying attention to detail and 
having much better graphics 
than Playstation 2. 

Not to take anything away 
from Playstation 2's graphics, 
which are also nice, but X-Box 
360's graphics are at another 
level. 

Playstation 2 is a much bet- 
ter game system on terms of 



game play. Playstation 2 beats 
X-Box 360 in the sports games. 
When it comes to sports games, 
Playstation has figured out how 
to make their games seem more 
real than X-Box, which sepa- 
rates the two in that category. 

X-Box 360 does have the 
very popular X-Box Live, 
which has taken the residence 
halls by storm. Students play 
students in other rooms and 
are able to talk to one another 
with their X-Box Live headset. 
This has enhanced X-Box 360's 
game play by giving an added 
interest to gamers. 

The headset is a huge part of 
X-Box's marketing. It is popu- 
lar because it allows multiple 



game players to play where 
Playstation limits your pos- 
sibilities with its user capabili- 
ties. Playstation does not allow 
the headset that X-Box does. 

And X-Box allows every 
user to wear a head set, so you 
could have a game of Halo, 
X-Box 's feature game, with 16 
different users talking back in 
forth in four different rooms. 
You could also play someone all 
the way across the world. The 
possibilities seem to be endless 
with X-Box 360's features; they 
just need their game play to 
catch up to Playstation 2's. 

I prefer to play my 
Playstation 2 when I am play- 
ing games like Madden, NBA 



live and other sports games. 
When I play games like Halo 
or Fuzion Frenzy, where multi- 
player game play is encour- 
aged, I choose to play X-Box 
360 because of graphics and 
attention to detail that X-Box 
gives me. 

Overall. I prefer the 
Playstation 2 due to controller 
size and game preference; they 
provide a much better control- 
ler that is not bulky, but styl- 
ish. Since I mostly play games 
that are sports related, I may 
have a biased opinion towards 
Playstation 2, but I think thai 
X-Box 360 is going to be better 
as soon as they catch up. 



Tife CEctfo 




10 The Echo 



November 15, 2006 



All-SCIAC teams named 



By Mawnew Duncan 

Staff Writer 

Five members of the 2006 
Kingsmen Soccer team were 
named to the All-SCIAC first and 
second teams. 

Freshman Dany Ishak was 
named to the First Team All- 
SCIAC as a forward to represent 
the Kingsmen among the best in 
the conference. 

Ishak was second in scoring 
for CLU, with seven goals and 
one assist. He finished up the sea- 
son with a total of 1 5 points. 

He also obtained an outstand- 
ing .250 shooting percentage, 
second highest amongst the 
Kingsmen. 

Sophomore Josh Moskowitz, 
junior Chris Estes, junior goalie 
Chris Thompson, and junior 
defensemen Alex Zadini were 
all named to the Second Team 
All-SCIAC. 

Moskowitz finished the 
season as the leading scorer for 
CLU, recording eight goals and 
four assists, finishing with a total 
of 20 points. 

Estes, a two-time Second 




Regals to start 
season on road 



Photographs by Tracy Maple 

ALL-SCIAC — Sophomore Josh Moskowitz (Left) and 
freshman Dany Ishak (Right) were both named to the 
All-SCIAC teams. Ishak was named to the First Team and 
Moskowitz was named to the Second Team. 



Team selection, picked up three 
goals and four assists with a total 
of 10 points on the season. 

Thompson played a total of 17 
games allowing only 16 goals on 
the season. 

Zadini led the CLU defense 
that allowed just 10 goals during 
the SCIAC regular season. 



The program recorded 10 wins 
in SCIAC play for the first time 
since 1992. They finished the sea- 
son with an overall record of 12-6 
and a conference record of 10-4. 

The Kingsmen lose just one 
senior, Derek Rogers and will 
have a strong core of returning 
players for the 2007 campaign. 



By Josliua Richards 

Staff Writer 

This season the Regals look to 
defend their title and three-peat as 
SCIAC Champion. 

The Regals are a young team 
this season, with only one senior. 
Over the past two seasons the 
Regals are 25-3 in conference 
play. 

The Regals will look to defend 
their consecutive titles behind the 
backcourt leadership of juniors 
Mary Placido and Tiffiny Shim. 

Shim returns after receiving 
Second Team All-SCIAC honors 
last season averaging 8.8 points 
per game and dishing out 113 
assists, and Placido recorded 50 
three-pointers and averaged 11.1 
points per game for the Regals 
last season. 

Ali Neil and Rachel Bates will 
lead the Regals defense. The two 
gave the Regals inside presence 
last season after Neil ended with 



171 rebounds averaging 6.6 per 
game, and Bates brought in 8 1 . 

The Regals have been seen 
around campus participating 
in team building activities like 
blind-fold walking as a team 
around the brand new Gilberts 
Arena which the Regals call 
home. 

The new home of the Regals 
was displayed at midnight mad- 
ness where both men's and 
women's teams were unveiled 
to the rather large crowd that 
assembled for opening ceremo- 
nies of the new season and first 
ever season in the Gilbert Arena. 

With the chance of a three- 
peat on the line die Regals look 
to start off the season right with 
the first game of the regular sea- 
son on the road at PLU. 

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will be held on Dec. 2 at 7:30 
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November 15, 2006 



The Echo 11 



Kingsmen finish up season with loss 



By Max Anderson 

Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran 
University football team saw 
their season come to a disap- 
pointing end Saturday, losing 
to SCIAC rival Redlands 24-20. 
The Kingsmen finished 6-3 on 
the year and tied for third place 
with LaVerne in the SCIAC. 

The loss was similar to the 
Kingsmen's other two losses in 
that it was a close, hard fought 
game that was decided by less 
than a touchdown. CLU has 
lost all three of their games by a 
combined eight points. 

"Our biggest problem was 
inconsistent play, which has 
been our biggest problem all 
year," said head coach Scott 
Squires. "We made some plays, 
but not enough." 

The Kingsmen got off to a 
slow start, falling behind 10-0 in 
the second quarter. They finally 
got on the board when quarter- 
back Danny Jones picked up a 
Jose Rojas fumble and ran it in 
from the 1-yard line with just 
over 5:00 remaining in the half. 



In the third quarter, CLU 
went up 14-10 and took its only 
lead of the game on another 
quarterback keeper by Jones. 



"When I came here, if 
we had a 6-3 season they 
would have given us a 
parade and a carnival." 

Head Coach Scott Squires 



The tides soon turned for 
the Kingsmen though after a 
crucial turnover on the next 
drive. Jones attempted to throw 
the ball away under pressure, 
but a Redlands defender on the 
sideline was able to intercept 
the pass. 

The Bulldogs took the lead, 
this time for good, on the very 
next play with a 32-yard touch- 
down pass from quarterback 
Brian Ziska to Tom Romaine. 
The Bulldogs converted the 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 

KINGSMEN WRAP UP SEASON - The Kingsmen finished 
up the season with a disappointing 24-20 loss against 
long-time rival Redlands. 



ensuing two-point conversion 
to go ahead 21-14. 

The Kingsmen answered 
with a third quarterback keeper 
by Jones, however, the extra 
point attempt after the touch- 
down was blocked. A late 
Redlands field goal accounted 
for the final score, as the CLU 
offense was unable to score 
again. 



Water polo places third 



By Trent Meeks 

Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen water polo 
team posted a 2-1 record at the 
SCIAC tournament held at La 
Verne this past weekend. CLU 
finished in third place, the best 
finish in the program's four-year 
history. 

The water polo team has 
steadily improved each season. 
After going winless in 2003 the 
Kingsmen improved to 6th place 
in 2004 and 5th place in 2005. 

"Our team's goal was to be 
top four at least," freshman 2M 
Matt Heagy said. "As the season 
went on we knew we could get 
that, so we are excited about our 
finish." 

In the first match of the tour- 
nament, CLU defeated No. 4 



seed Whittier, a team who beat 
the Kingsmen just two day prior 
to the match. 

The No. 5 seed Kingsmen 
looked strong early, pulling out 
to a 5-4 half time lead. 

The Poets fought back, tying 
the game at 9-9 at the end of 
regulation, sending the game into 
overtime. 

In the overtime period, sopho- 
more drivers Bill Doherty and 
Michael Libutti both found the 
net to put the Kingsmen on top 
for good as CLU won 11-10. 

Libutti and freshman Matt 
Heagy scored three goals a piece, 
while Doherty and junior Scott 
Bredesen each added two goals. 

The victory advanced the 
team to semifinals on Saturday 
where they would fall to No. 1 
seed Redlands. 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 
POLO NABS THE 3-SPOT - The Kingsmen water polo 
team placed third in the SCIAC Tournament last week. Billy 
Doherty scored in an overtime victory over No. 4 seed 
Whittier in the first match of the tournament. 



Redlands jumped in front 
early, getting out to an 8-0 
lead. 

The Kingsmen tried to make 
a game out of it, outscoring the 
Bulldogs 9-5 in the rest of the 
contest, but it would not be 
enough as they fell 13-9. 

The Kingsmen would defeat 
La Verne' 13-12 in the final 
match of the tournament. With 
the win, CLU clinched third 
place in the conference. 

The Kingsmen split two 
games against the Leopards ear- 
lier this year, including a 11-9 
overtime victory in September. 

"We were pretty confident 
going into this match," senior 
.lared Clark said, "We knew it 
would be a battle to beat these 
guys." 

It was definitely a battle as 
the Kingsmen took a slim 6-5 
lead at half. 

The Kingsmen took a 9-6 lead 
at the end of three quarters and 
held on to win 13-12. 

Heagy had a team-high four 
goals, while sophomore Bill 
Doherty contributed with three. 

"Every year we jump one or 
two spots in the ranking," junior 
Cody Shirk said. "Now teams 
know we are for real, we are 
playing to win it." 

The Kingsmen will lose one 
senior, Clark, with the rest of the 
team returning for the 07 season. 

"We are getting a new pool 
with all summer lo train in our 

nej 
Iku e a iMc.il chance to be number 



Despite losing three games 
and failing to reach their goal 
of making the Division III play- 
offs, Squires still found a way to 
look on the bright side. 

"When I came here, if we 
had a 6-3 season they would 
have given us a parade and a 
carnival," he said. "Now we go 
6-3 and it's a disappointment. 
That shows how much our 



expectations have improved." 

With nearly 30 juniors slated 
to return as seniors next year, 
including the three-year starter 
Jones, the expectations should 
be higher than ever. 

The Kingsmen will likely 
be favored to win the SCIAC 
conference and should have 
their best chance ever to make a 
Division III playoff run. 

The Kingsmen will have to 
fill big holes next year on the 
offensive line as well as in the 
defensive secondary. But they 
are a fairly young team who will 
return most of their starters. 

After breakout performances 
this season from underclassmen 
like receivers Jesse Matlock and 
Danny Hernandez and inside 
linebacker Austin Jones, the 
Kingsmen figure to have plenty 
of talent on the field come open- 
ing day of 2007. 

"I'm excited about next 
year," Squires said. "But it's 
tough because we have 14 guys 
who aren't coming back due to 
graduation and you want to win 
now for them." 





12 The Echo 



November 15, 2006 



Coverdaie and Co. named to All-SCIAC Team 




By Precious Wheat 



Staff Writer 

Three Regals volleyball 
players have been named to 
the All-SCIAC first and sec- 
ond teams. 

Senior middle blocker Mo 
Coverdaie has been named 
to the First Team All-SCIAC 
and was also crowned as the 
SCIAC Player of the Year for 
the second season in a row. 

Sophomore outside hitter 
Summer Plante-Newman was 
also named to the First Team 
while junior setter Baliey 
Surratt was named to the 
Second Team All-SCIAC. 

"As far as Mo being player 
of the year, that was a no- 
brainer," head coach Kellee 
Roesel said. "No one in 
[SCIAC] even comes close to 
this kid. she is absolutely phe- 
nomenal and has been nothing 



but a pleasure to coach, we 
will all miss her dearly in 
2007." 

Coverdaie has been hon- 
ored more than once. On 
Wednesday Oct. 4, she was 
named as the SCIAC Athlete 
of the Week. 

During that week, she 
had a total of seven aces, 19 
digs and 56 kills in the three 
crucial conference against 
Pomona-Pitzer, Redlands, and 
Occidental. 

"Mo is not a selfish player," 
sophomore Ashley Oddo said. 
"She is all about the team, 
which is part of what makes 
her so successful. I love play- 
ing with Mo and she deserves 
player of the year more than 
anyone in our conference." 

This season, Coverdaie led 
the team with a .466 hitting 
percentage and an average of 
5.6 kills a game. She is now an 
applicant for earning the title 
for Ail-American. 

"It was a privilege to 
play alongside Mo," fresh- 
man Jenna Meligan said. 
"Everyone sees the amazing 
player that she is but they 
don't see the genuine and 
humble side of her, and how 



she is always giving 100 per- 
cent at every practice." 

Plante-Newman has been 
doing well since her start here 
at CLUas well. 

Plante-Newman was named 
SCIAC Freshman of the Year 
last season, and now has been 
named to the First Team All- 
SCIAC this year. 

Plante-Newman contrib- 
uted with a total of 26 aces 
on the season, and average 
of 3.02 digs a game and 3.03 
kills a game. 

"Summer was a first 
team selection and has been 
steadily returning to form," 
Roesel said. "She is a tremen- 
dous athlete and has worked 
extremely hard all year." 

Surratt was named the 
Second Team All-SCIAC. 
She averaged 11.52 assists a 
game, finishing with a total 
of 772. 

"Bailey got second team 
and is quite frankly, in my 
opinion, the best setter in 
the conference," Roesel said. 
"She is the equivalent of 
having a coach on the court 
at times and she consistently 
makes great decisions and is 
invaluable as a leader." 



Regals reach the 'Elite Eight' 




By Precious Wtieal 



Staff Writer 

The Regals volleyball team 
will represent the West Region 
at the NCAA Division III 
Volleyball Elite Eight in Salem, 
Virginia. They advanced after 
wins over Cal State East Bay, La 
Veme and Redlands. 

CLU (18-5) will take on 
the Wisconsin Whitewater 
Warhawks (34-6) tomorrow at 
the Salem Civic Center. 

"We would not be satis- 
fied unless we got to Salem, 
Virginia," head coach Kellee 
Roesel said. "I've said it all 
season, I believe in this group, 
and think we have a good shot to 
win it all." 

On Nov. 9, CLU defeated Cal 
State East Bay 3-0. 

"The [East Bay] head coach, 
Jim Spagle, is a friend of mine," 
head coach Kellee Roesel said. 
"I was the assistant coach at 
Moorpark College prior to CLU 
and we were the "feeder" school 
for [East Bay]. In fact, one of 
my former players is there as a 
libero." 

Seniors Mo Coverdaie, and 
Jessica Hagerty combined with 



junior Bailey Surratt for 18 
digs, 20 kills, and 39 assists. 
Sophomore Summer Plante- 
Newman had 11 digs and 12 
kills while sophomore Lindsey 
Benson had six kills and 13 
digs. 

"We were really excited to 
play them," Ashley Oddo said, 
"and [we] just practiced hard so 
we would come out strong. We 
faced them in pre-season so we 
had a pretty good idea of what 
to expect," 

In the next round, CLU upset 
No. 1 seed La Veme 3-2. 

Coverdaie and Plante- 
Newman led the way with 28 
and 27 kills respectively. Surratt 
added 67 assists while Hagerty 



and freshman Jenna Meligan 
had 1 9 digs each. 

The final game scores were 
28-30, 30-22, 27-30, 32-30, and 
15-10. 

With the win over La Verne, 
the Regals advanced to the final 
game against Redlands where 
they snapped an 11 -match 
Bulldogs winning streak. 

Coverdaie led all players with 
23 kills and she added three solo 
blocks and two block assists. 
Plante-Newman was next in line 
with 16 kills. Surratt finished 
with 48 assists and Hagerty led 
the way with 23 digs followed 
closely by Benson with 2 1 . 

Match scores were 21-30, 30- 
27, 30-23 and 33-31. 




Photograph by Gory Honke 

ON THEIR WAY - The Regals volleyball team advanced to 
the Elite Eight and will take on the Wisconsin Whitewater 
Warhawks. 




Photograph by Cory Henke 

TITLE - Senior Mo Coverdaie was named SCIAC Player of 
the Year for the second straight year. She had a team-high 
5.6 kills per game. 



SCIAC Standings 

(Updated on Nov. 13) 










Football (Final) 

Occidental 
Cal Lutheran 

Redlands 
La Verne 
CMS 

Pomona-Pitzer 
Whittier 

Men's Soccer (Final) 

Redlands 

Pomona-Pitzer 

Cal Lutheran 

CMS 

La Verne 

Occidental 

CalTech 

Whittier 

Men's Water Polo (Final) 

Redlands 

Pomona-Pitzer 

CMS 

Whittier 

Cal Lutheran 

La Verne 

Occidental 

CalTech 

X-Country (Final) 
Occidental 
CMS . 
Pomona-Pitzer 
Cal Lutheran 
La Verne 
Whittier 
Redlands 
CalTech 



6-0 
4-2 
3-3 
3-3 
2-4 
2-4 
1-5 



13-1 

10-3-1 

10-4 

7-6-1 



Women's Soccer (Final) 

Redlands 

Pomona-Pitzer 

CMS 

Cal Lutheran 

LaVerne 

Occidental 

Whittier 



7-7 



1-13 

1-13 



3-1 
5-2 
3-3 
3-3 

2-5 



Volleyball (Final) 

La Verne 
Cal Lutheran 

CMS 

Redlands 

Pomona-Pitzer 

Occidental 

Whittier 

CalTech 

X -Country (Final) 

Redlands 

CMS 

Pomona-Pitzer 

Occidental 

Cal Lutheran 

La Veme 

CalTech 

Whittier 



11-0-1 
8-3-1 
7-4-1 
6-6-0 
5-7-0 
3-8-1 

0-12-0 



13-1 
11-3 
9-5 
9-5 
8-6 
3-11 
3-11 
0-14 



Pts. 



Volume 48, Number 11 



December 6, 2006 



W ^ alifornia Lutheran UniversitvH , ^ 

The Echo 



INSIDE 



60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 



News- 



Kwanzaa is celebrated 
at CLU. 
See page 3. 



Sports- 



Regals basketball wins 
home opener. 
See page 12. 




Features- 



CLU recognizes World 
Aids Day with several 
events. 

See page 7. 




Opinion- 



Writer Lana Lile dis- 
cusses a need for a new 
performing arts venue. 

See page 8. 



Same-sex marriage debated 



«y reier Burgwalfl" 



Staff Writer 

Lectures on same-sex 
marriages and the U.S. 
Constitution spoke on whether 
marriage was a Constitutional 
right for gay and lesbian couples. 
The event, held Thursday, opened 
to the public by sociology 
professor Akiko Yasuike, 
who doubled as a classroom 
lecture the event as well for her 
course "Families and Intimate 
Relationships." 

"No issue right now is 
perhaps more diverse than this 
issue of gay marriage," said Doug 
Green, guest lecturer and adjunct 
professor at CLU. 

Green has 25 years of 
experience in leadership, 
management and training at 
nonprofit organizations and local 
government agencies. 

He is a doctoral candidate 
in Organizational Leadership 
at Pepperdine University and 
teaches nonprofit management 
ut etu. 

Several community members 
attended the lecture in addition to 
many of Yasuike 's students. 

Green told anecdotes of his 
grandparents' guidance in his 
childhood and asked if anyone 
else's grandparents spoke of life 
lessons as well. 

"I think we need to look back 
to the Constitution to see what 
fundamental principles are a part 
of our society," Green said. 

Green covered three levels of 
review when looking at the U.S. 
Constitution. 

The first is the rational basis, 




Speaker Doug Green, spoke on same-sex marriage versus the U.S. Constitution. 



the lowest level of review. This, 
he said, is a judgment any person 
can make on an issue. The second' 
is the protected class basis of 
review, a higher level. 

However, no new protected 
class has been recognized by 
the government, in a long time, 
Green said. The third, and 
highest, level of review is the 
fundamental right. 

"It was really interesting to 
hear about the issue in relation to 
the constitution," said senior Liz 
Cullip-Brennan. 

She is a student in Yasuike 's 
sociology class. 

Only six states allow and 
recognize same-sex civil unions 
in the U.S. Massachusetts, the 
only state where gay marriage is 
legal, is trying to overturn the law 
and ban same-sex marriages. 

Green mentioned several 



arguments that gay marriage 
faces in society. One is that 
the definition and tradition of 
marriage is usually linked with 
religion. 

"We can't claim that it is 
based on tradition anymore, 
particularly since it is shown that 
gay unions existed in the early 
church," Yasuike said. 

Another argument is that 
natural law links marriage to the 
reproductive capacity. 

This argument is no longer 
valid, Green said, especially 
considering the newly-wed 
couple in his neighborhood, who 
cannot have children. 

The third argument is whether 
gay couples provide an- optimal 
environment for child rearing. 
Eight to 10 million children are 
being raised by same-sex couples, 
Green said. 



"There is no concrete evidence 
that same-sex couples cannot 
provide an equal environment to 
their heterosexual counterparts, 
he added. 

The last argument Green 
covered in his lecture was that 
allowing gay marriage was to 
endorse homosexuality. 

A driver's license, like 
marriage license, must then 
support homosexuality as well, 
he said. This argument is not 
valid, according to Green. 

"We must all put oui 
ambivalence towards the topic 
aside and look back to out 
Constitution and see that it gives 
us the right to marry the one we 
love," he said. 

Green finished the lecture by 
noting that same-sex marriage 
is a right provided by the 
Constitution. 



Biology research seminar discusses the canine 

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By Mall Malasci 

Staff Writer 

The fossil record and evolution 
of the canid, dog, was the topic of 
Dr. Xiaoming Wang's lecture at 
the biology department's research 
seminar. 

He came to speak from the 
Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles, where Wang is the 
associate curator in the department 
of vertebrae paleontology. 

The seminar was hosted in 
Richter Hall on Wednesday and 
lasted for about one hour. 

Following the presentation by 
Wang, those who attended were 
allowed to ask him questions. 

Thirty people attended the 
event, including professors, 
faculty and guests from the 
community. 

"Those that attended the 
seminar seemed very interested 
in the topic," said Dr. David 



Marcey, Professor Fletcher Jones 
of biology developmental chair. 

Most of the attendees were 
students enrolled in the biology 
program at California Lutheran 
University. 

Wang talked about the origins 
of dogs, including the lineage of 
dogs and the characteristics of 
extinct dogs versus those that still 
exist to this day. 

According to the speaker, 
there are relatively few species of 
dog compared to in the past. 

Some types of dogs that are 
still around include foxes, wolves 
and the domestic dog. 

The domestic dog is actually 
descended from wolves. 

These animals became 
domesticated by humans many 
years ago. 

The speaker has been 
researching the fossil remains of 
extinct dogs for years, and it is his 
field of specialty. 



He has been working 
collaboration with Dr. Richard 
Tedford at the American Museum 
of Natural' History in New York. 

They are working on several 
projects including extinct fossil 
dogs, the family Canidae, 
ancestral wolves, coyotes and 
foxes. 

The project is aimed at 
resolving the genealogical 
relationships among a diverse 
group of fossil canids in the 
middle through late tertiary 
period of North America, which 
occurred approximately 34 to two 
million years ago. 

"These fossil 'dogs' play an 
important role as top predators 
of their time," Wang said, "and 
many had similar adaptations as 
living hyenas." 

Also talked about during the 
lecture were a few of the those 
that have gone extinct, which 
include dogs that were "bone- 



crushers" and were built to have 
the capabilities to actually crush 
the bones of their prey. 

They used their strong jaws 
and large teeth to do so. 

The students who attended the 
seminar seemed to get a lot out of 
the presentation by Wang. 

Many questions were raised 
and they were answered in great 
detail by Wang. 

"I enjoyed having someone 
with such expertise speak at our 
school," junior Ryan Begley said. 

For more information on 
Wang and his research, visit 
www.nhs.com the Web site of 
the Natural History Museum of 
Los Angeles. 

For more information 
e-mail Vicki Wright at 
vjwright@callutheran.edu or 
contact the seminar for other 
upcoming events from the 
biology department. 



Volume 48, Number 11 



December 6, 2006 



W ^ ilifornia Lutheran UniversitvH 1^ 

The Echo 



INSIDE 



60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 



News- 



Kwanzaa is celebrated 
at CLU. 
See page 3. 



Sports- 



Regals basketball wins 
home opener. 
See page 12. 




Features- 



CLU recognizes World 
Aids Day with several 
events. 

See page 7. 




Opinion- 



Writer Lana Lile dis- 
cusses a need for a new 
performing arts venue. 

See page 8. 



Same-sex marriage debated 



nypeierBurgfalfl" 



Staff Writer 

Lectures on same-sex 
marriages and the U.S. 
Constitution spoke on whether 
marriage was a Constitutional 
right for gay and lesbian couples. 
The event, held Thursday, opened 
to the public by sociology 
professor Akiko Yasuike, 
who doubled as a classroom 
lecture the event' as well for her 
course "Families and Intimate 
Relationships." 

**No issue right now is 
perhaps more diverse than this 
issue of gay marriage," said Doug 
Green, guest lecturer and adjunct 
professor at CLU. 

Green has 25 years of 
experience in leadership, 
management and training at 
nonprofit organizations and local 
government agencies. 

He is a doctoral candidate 
in Organizational Leadership 
at Pepperdine University and 
teaches nonprofit management 
Lit CLU. 

Several community members 
attended the lecture in addition to 
many of Yasuike 's students. 

Green told anecdotes of his 
grandparents' guidance in his 
childhood and asked if anyone 
else's grandparents spoke of life 
lessons as well. 

"I think we need to look back 
to the Constitution to see what 
fundamental principles are a part 
of our society," Green said. 

Green covered three levels of 
review when looking at the U.S. 
Constitution. 

The first is the rational basis, 




Speaker Doug Green, spoke on same-sex marriage versus the U.S. Constitution. 



the lowest level of review. This, 
he said, is a judgment any person 
can make on an issue. The second - 
is the protected class basis of 
review, a higher level. 

However, no new protected 
class has been recognized by 
the government, in a long time. 
Green said. The third, and 
highest, level of review is the 
fundamental right. 

"It was really interesting to 
hear about the issue in relation to 
the constitution," said senior Liz 
Cullip-Brennan. 

She is a student in Yasuike's 
sociology class. 

Only six states allow and 
recognize same-sex civil unions 
in the U.S. Massachusetts, the 
only state where gay marriage is 
legal, is trying to overturn the law 
and ban same-sex marriages. 

Green mentioned several 



arguments that gay marriage 
faces in society. One is that 
the definition and tradition of 
marriage is usually linked with 
religion. 

"We can't claim that it is 
based on tradition anymore, 
particularly since it is shown that 
gay unions existed in the early 
church," Yasuike said. 

Another argument is that 
natural law links marriage to the 
reproductive capacity. 

This argument is no longer 
valid. Green said, especially 
considering the newly-wed 
couple in his neighborhood, who 
cannot have children. 

The third argument is whether 
gay couples provide an- optimal 
environment for child rearing. 
Eight to 10 million children are 
being raised by same-sex couples, 
Green said. 



"There is no concrete evidence 
that same-sex couples cannot 
provide an equal environment to 
their heterosexual counterparts," 
he added. 

The last argument Green 
covered in his lecture was that 
allowing gay marriage was to 
endorse homosexuality. 

A driver's license, like a 
marriage license, must then 
support homosexuality as well, 
he said. This argument is not 
valid, according to Green. 

"We must all put oui 
ambivalence towards the topic 
aside and look back to out 
Constitution and see that it gives 
us the right to marry the one we 
love," he said. 

Green finished the lecture by 
noting that same-sex marriage 
is a right provided by the 
Constitution. 



Biology research seminar discusses the canine 

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By Watt Malasci 

Staff Writer 

The fossil record and evolution 
of the canid, dog, was the topic of 
Dr. Xiaoming Wang's lecture at 
the biology department's research 
seminar. 

He came to speak from the 
Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles, where Wang is the 
associate curator in the department 
of vertebrae paleontology. 

The seminar was hosted in 
Richter Hall on Wednesday and 
lasted for about one hour. 

Following the presentation by 
Wang, those who attended were 
allowed to ask him questions. 

Thirty people attended the 
event, including professors, 
faculty and guests from the 
community. 

"Those that attended the 
seminar seemed very interested 
in the topic," said Dr. David 



Marcey, Professor Fletcher Jones 
of biology developmental chair. 

Most of the attendees were 
students enrolled in the biology 
program at California Lutheran 
University. 

Wang talked about the origins 
of dogs, including the lineage of 
dogs and the characteristics of 
extinct dogs versus those that still 
exist to this day. 

According to the speaker, 
there are relatively few species of 
dog compared to in the past. 

Some types of dogs that are 
still around include foxes, wolves 
and the domestic dog. 

The domestic dog is actually 
descended from wolves. 

These animals became 
domesticated by humans many 
years ago. 

The speaker has been 
researching the fossil remains of 
extinct dogs for years, and it is his 
field of specialty. 



He has been working 
collaboration with Dr. Richard 
Tedford at the American Museum 
of Natural' History in New York. 

They are working on several 
projects including extinct fossil 
dogs, the family Canidae, 
ancestral wolves, coyotes and 
foxes. 

The project is aimed at 
resolving the genealogical 
relationships among a diverse 
group of fossil canids in the 
middle through late tertiary 
period of North America, which 
occurred approximately 34 to two 
million years ago. 

"These fossil 'dogs' play an 
important role as top predators 
of their time," Wang said, "and 
many had similar adaptations as 
living hyenas." 

Also talked about during the 
lecture were a few of the those 
that have gone extinct, which 
include dogs that were "bone- 



crushers" and were built to have 
the capabilities to actually crush 
the bones of their prey. 

They used their strong jaws 
and large teeth to do so. 

The students who attended the 
seminar seemed to get a lot out of 
the presentation by Wang. 

Many questions were raised 
and they were answered in great 
detail by Wang. 

"I enjoyed having someone 
with such expertise speak at our 
school," junior Ryan Begley said. 

For more information on 
Wang and his research, visit 
www.nhs.com the Web site of 
the Natural History Museum of 
Los Angeles. 

For more information 
e-mail Vicki Wright at 
vjwright@callutheran.edu or 
contact the seminar for other 
upcoming events from the 
biology department. 



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2 The Echo 



December 6, 2006 



Las Posadas recreates nativity 



By tana Llle 

Staff Writer 

Four organizations came 
together last Sunday to celebrate 
the Mexican Christmas tradition 
of Las Posadas. 

California Lutheran 

University's office of Campus 
Ministries, the Latin American 
Student Organization, 

Multicultural Programs and the 
Spanish Department about 100 
people as they moved around 
CLU's campus reenacting Mary 
and Joseph's search for lodging 
in Bethlehem. 

"One of the ritual elements 
of Los Posadas is moving from 
door-to-door in the community 
asking, 'is their any room in the 
inn,' which is the echo of the 



scriptural story where Mary 
and Joseph search for a place 
in which the baby Jesus could 
be born," said the Rev. Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty, CLU campus 
pastor. 

Joseph, who was leading 
Mary and her donkey, led the 
candlelight processional. A shep- 
herd and the crowd of partici- 
pants followed the couple. 

The processional began at 
7 p.m. at the Student Union 
Building continued to Pederson 
Residence hall, traveled to the 
upper-classmen residence halls 
and finally ended at Samuelson 
Chapel. 

"[At the beginning] we usu- 
ally have the history of Las 
Posadas read so people under- 
stand it," said Amber Scott, 



coordinator of Multicultural and 
International Programs. 

"[Las Posadas] is a story told 
through singing," said the Rev. 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, CLU 
campus pastor. 

Madeleine and Reinhard 
Teichmann of the CLU Spanish 
department ted the singing. 

"It is neat to have these dif- 
ferent expressions of how dif- 
ferent communities celebrate 
Christmas," Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty added. 

Sophomore Liz Grosser 's 
favorite part of the evening was 
the singing outside of the cha- 
pel, which resulted in Mary and 
Joseph having a place to stay. 

Once inside, attendees were 
greeted with traditional Mexican 
sweet breads, pan dulce, hot 



chocolate and a pinata. all of 
which were donated by LASO. 

"I liked where we could just 
come together as a group and just 
enjoy it," she said. 

Grosser decided to attend Las 
Posadas for the first time because 
of her Latina descent. 

"1 am Guatemalan and I 
wanted to enrich my own back- 
ground and support diverse clubs 
on campus," she said. 

Grosser also attended CLU's 
celebration of Kwanzaa. 

Students, faculty and staff 
from CLU attended the annual 
event. Scott said that many of 
the workers at CLU brought their 
children with them to take part in 
the Mexican holiday celebration. 

The Rev. Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty said that she remem- 



bered at least a dozen young 
children at the Sunday evening 
celebration. The community was 
also invited to Las Posadas. 

"We invite Spanish classes 
from high schools and middle 
schools around the community," 
Scott said. 

She has helped plan Las 
Posadas for the past three years, 
and said that the planning of the 
event begins about one month 
prior to the celebration as each 
department or office involved 
comes together to plan what they 
will be involved with. 

"As we honor our diverse 
cultures that we live in, amongst 
and alongside of, [Las Posadas] is 
one way that CLU can continue 
to celebrate its diversity," Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty said. 



New Ed.D. program available next Fall 



By Clair Tenney 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran 

University hosted a meeting for 
those interested in receiving more 
information about the new Ed.D. 
Program in Higher Education 
Leadership on Thursday. 

Dr. Dennis A. Sheridan, pro- 
fessor and director of Ed.D. gave 
the presentation. 

The Ed.D. in Higher 
Education Leadership is designed 
to serve educational profession- 
als who desire to become more 
effective in leading institutions of 
higher education and to position 
themselves for heightened leader- 
ship roles. 

The format of the program is 
designed with the working pro- 
fessional in mind with class ses- 
sions held only three weekends 
each semester and supplemented 
with Web-based technology, 
which is 60 percent face-to-face, 
40 percent online. 

Summer sessions are devoted 
entirely to completing the dis- 
sertation process within the four 
years of the program. 

"Great diversity enriches a 
cohort," Sheridan said, "whether 
the differences are male or 
female, different universities or 
different working goals. Your 
classmates are your teachers." 

Students will come from 
many types of institutions, public 
and private, two-year and four- 
year, nonprofit and proprietary 
and will be fully employed in 
such professional service areas 
as student affairs, academic 
leadership, athletic, administra- 
tion, institutional advancement or 
institutional assessment. 

"I'm just trying to figure 
out my next move," said Klay 
Peterson, director of campus 
security. "CLU is always differ- 



ent from other schools." 

The School of Education has 
developed "STRIVE" statements, 
goals in which they possess and 
where they wish to be. 

The "STRIVE" statements 
help guide the program and go 
as follows: Serve as mentors and 
models for moral and ethical lead- 
ership, Think critically to connect 
theory with practice, Respect all 
individuals, Include and respond 
to the needs of all learners, Value 
diversity and Empower individu- 
als to participate in educational 
growth and change. 

The program features the 
cohort model with 15-18 students 
being admitted in the fall 2007 
school year, with hopes that the 
students will continue through 
the four-year program together. 

The Ed.D. program is accept- 
ing applications. 

The review of applications 
begins Feb. 1 and continues to 
May with interviews being con- 
ducted from February to March. 

An application for the pro- 



gram includes a completed 
application form, an application 
fee, which is waived when one 
attends an information meet- 
ing, transcripts of prior degrees, 
Graduate Record Exam scores, 
a personal statement, three rec- 
ommendations, a professional 
resume, a writing sample and 
evidence of prerequisite work in 
research. 

After being admitted to the 
program, a new student orienta- 
tion, retreat and technology camp 
will be held from July 28 to Aug. 
1. 

The retreat will ' take place 
over a weekend with students 
going away from campus for the 
event. 

"There is a sense of team 
amongst the cohort," said Linda 
Nausin, program coordinator. 
"Students leam from the exper- 
tise of professors, but also from 
each other. The cohort becomes a 
support group for one another." 

The first weekend of classes 
starts on Sept. 28. On weekends. 



students will be attending classes 
Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday 
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 
from 9 a.m. to Noon. 

All days include a lunch and/ 
or dinner break. 

The next informational meet- 
ing with be held Jan. 17 and 
March 1. 



All sessions will take place at 
7 p.m. in the Lundring Activity 
Center. 

For more informa- 

tion on the sessions or the 
program contact Program 
Coordinator Linda Nausin at 
lnausin(a'callutheran.edu. 



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School celebrates Kwanzaa 



By Kara Corliss 



Staff Writer 

The Multicultural Programs 
at California Lutheran University 
recently welcomed the surround- 
ing community to join in their 
annual Kwanzaa celebration. 

The event took place 
Saturday, in the old gym from 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This is the 14* year 
Multicultural Programs has 
organized the event. 

According to Dr. Juanita Hall, 
Multicultural Programs orga- 
nizes the event in conjunction 
with the National Association 
for the Advancement of Colored 
People Saturday school, the 
Afro-Centric Committee of 
Ventura County and CLU's 
Black Student Union. This is 
Hall's lO" 1 year organizing the 



event. 

The celebration of Kwanzaa 
was created by Dr. Maulana 
Karenga aimed at celebrat- 
ing family, community and 
culture. Karenga is a professor 
at California State University, 
Long Beach. 

According to Hall the 
Kwanzaa celebration is an uplift- 
ing event with many activities 
and ways to embrace the event, 
through the music, dancing and 
singing. 

"It is a celebration of culture," 
Hall said. "This is a multicultural 
celebration that brings family, 
nations and races together." 

The celebration of Kwanzaa 
is based on seven principles: 
unity, self-determination, col- 
lective work and responsibility, 
cooperative economics, purpose, 
creativity and faith. 



"The principles are aimed at 
building community," Hall said. 

She said by attending the 
celebration, people are given the 
chance to see a different culture. 

"It is a celebration of real cul- 
ture," she said. "Church choirs 
perform, there is prayer and faith 
really comes out." 

Students could purchase 
afro-centric goods from vendors 
or try the free Afro-centric food 
available as well. 

The BSU distributed 
Kwanzaa coloring books to 
children. 

"Students come to enjoy, 
watch, see and taste and even 
purchase items," Hall said. "It is 
very entertaining." 

Austin Jones, a junior at 
CLU, is president of the BSU and 
helped MC the Kwanzaa event. 
Before coming to CLU, Jones 



did not celebrate Kwanzaa. 

He hopes other students will 
not only leam about Kwanzaa, 
but enjoy being exposed to the 
cultural aspect. 

"I hope people who attended 
were exposed to a different cul- 
tural experience," Jones said. 
"There's no reason to not be 
exposed to something different." 

Joanna Lem, sophomore, is 
an active member of BSU and 
celebrated her first Kwanzaa at 
CLU. 

"I wanted to get involved with 
the event because I've always 
wanted to celebrate Kwanzaa," 
Lem said. "Ever since I was little 
I have been interested in it." 

Lem is one of three mem- 
bers of the BSU who are not of 
African American descent. 

"I have a lot of friends that 
are in club," Lem said. "Their 



activities and what they are 
about interests me." 

Lem, along with Jones, read 
one of the seven principles at the 
Kwanzaa celebration. 

She said teaming about 
Kwanzaa has been interesting. 

"I've always enjoyed learn- 
ing about other cultures," Lem 
said. 

For those who did not attend, 
Jones encourages students to 
come next year. 

"Don't be scared to join," he 
said. "We welcome everybody 
that wants to come participate." 

Students interested in learn- 
ing more about the Kwanzaa 
celebration can visit the official 
Kwanzaa Web site at www.offici 
alkwanzaawebsite.org or contact 
the Multicultural Programs on 
campus in the Student Union 
Building. 



Safe sex encouraged on campus 



By Nik Eflmondson 

Staff Writer 

In an attempt to educate stu- 
dents about safer sex, there was 
a screening of the movie "Rent", 
"safer sex goodies" and a ques- 
tion and answer session afterward 
with sexual health educators. 

The event was held Monday 
in the Preus-Brandt forum to 
commemorate World AIDS Day 
2006. 

"Our goal was to select a film 
that dealt with HIV/AIDS in a 
way that CLU students would not 
find only entertaining, but also 
educational and motivational," 
said Dr. Adina Nack, assistant 
professor of sociology. 

Set in New York City's east 
village "Rent" is a rock opera 



that tells the story of young art- 
ists struggling with life, while 
trying to pay their rent. 

"Measuring their lives in 
love," these young artists strive 
for success while coping with the 
challenges posed by poverty and 
HTV/AIDS. 

"The movie does a good 
job in sending a message about 
individual safety," senior Brett 
Urie said. 

She said before, during and 
after the screening, several 
organizations: Ventura County 
Public Health, Ventura County 
Rainbow Alliance and Planned 
Parenthood, hosted tables and 
providing educational material 
and "safer sex goodies." 

"Our goal is to provide infor- 
mation and safer sex supplies that 



will encourage attendees to not 
only think and talk more about 
sexual health risks, but also to 
take tangible steps to protect their 
health," Nack said. 

According to Nack, two of 
the popular freebies are flavored 
condoms and flavored dental 
dams. 

"The point of these prod- 
ucts is to encourage safer oral 
sex," Nack said. "Many college 
students are unaware of the dis- 
eases that they can contract from 
unprotected oral sex, and do not 
know that there are products that 
can significantly decrease their 
risks." 

The event is a commemora- 
tion of World AIDS Day, which 
was Monday. 

"In the event of AIDS aware- 



ness day, I appreciate the attempts 
CLU makes to inform the student 
body," senior Renee Hill said. 

According to the Web site 
worldaidsday.org, around 40 mil- 
lion people are living with HIV 
throughout the world, and that 
number increases in every region 
every day 

"Knowledge is power," Hill 
said. "Informed students make 
better choices." 

According to Nack, the "sex- 
perts" were three female panel- 
ists who are all professionals 
who have worked different jobs 
to educate young adults about 
sexual health. 

The expert sexual health 
panelists were Kerri Launcher 
who is California Lutheran 
University's director of student 



Health Services and a physician 
assistant, and Evelina Ochoa, 
an experienced educator from 
Planned Parenthood. 

"I will be the third panelist, 
bringing my experiences as a pro- 
fessional sexual health educator, 
STD and HTV/AIDS researcher, 
and professor of sexuality stud- 
ies," Nack said. 

The CLU staff is looking to 
educate students in an out-of-the- 
classroom type of way. 

This is a way for students to 
leam through a film and expertise 
of professionals. 

The event was sponsored by 
CLU Residents Life, Student 
Heath Services and Ethnic 
Studies Program, in an effort to 
create sexual health awareness. 



Presidential host applications recently accepted 



By Amber TrocKey 

Staff Writer 

Students who are interested 
in becoming campus tour guides 
are currently being processed for 
the position of presidential host. 

The deadline for applications 
was Friday. 

As a presidential host, stu- 
dents provide campus tours to 
anyone interested in visiting 
California Lutheran University, 
which often includes prospective 
students and family members. 

Tours can range from a one- 
on-one presentation to a group 
tour of 10 or more visitors. 

Aside from giving tours, the 
presidential hosts fulfill a few 
other duties. 

Hosts attend local college 
fairs and assist the university 
with main events such as Fall 



Showcase, Admitted Student an application and also schedule asm about CLU," said Rebecca The position includes a paid 



Day and Spring Showcase. 

Other duties include fol- 
lowing up with past visitors 
and helping in the Admissions 
Office. 

"The presidential hosts really 
leam a lot about the entire admis- 
sion process and are extremely 
involved," said Peter Brown, 
assistant director of Admissions. 

Students who hold the posi- 
tion of presidential host gener- 
ally enjoy the job. 

"It is a really great program," 
junior Lauren Armanino said. "It 
is a lot of fun getting to know 
who your future classmates 
might be." 

In order to become a presi- 
dential host, students must main- 
tain a 2.5 GPA. 

Students can then complete 



an interview. 

The application asks students 
about current and planned extra 
curricular involvements and any 
recent or outstanding distinc- 
tions. 

"We are basically looking for 
a student who has been involved 
and is excited about being at 
CLU," Brown said. 

The application also asks 
that students answer the fol- 
lowing questions: Explain what 
influenced you to apply for the 
presidential host program, what 
is one thing you like about CLU 
and one thing you dislike and if 
you could redesign and immor- 
talize someone from CLU, who 
would it be and why? 

"We are looking for students 
who have creativity and enthusi- 



Lewis, assistant director of 
Admissions. "Make sure your 
enthusiasm about the university 
comes across in the application 
and interview." 

Once the application is turned 
in, students must go through an 
interview process. 

Advisers urge students to put 
effort into the interview and to 
take it seriously. 

Not taking the interview 
seriously could hurt a student's 
chance of being selected. 

"Just be genuine and share 
who you really are," Armanino 
said. "Know yourself and your 
ability to communicate." 

Once selected as a presiden- 
tial host, students will receive the 
uniform consisting of a polo shirt 
and khaki pants. 



stipend and a number of benefits 
throughout the year. 

The hosts are invited to a 
holiday party and participate in 
activities such as attending the 
taping of television shows. 

Students who are interested 
in becoming a presidential host 
should contact the office of 
Undergraduate Admissions or 
download the application online. 

While the application dead- 
line has already passed for 
the spring semester, interested 
students can begin preparing 
for next semester's selection 
process. 

"This is a fantastic program 
and a good way to give back to 
the university," Brown said. "It is 
a lot of work, but a tremendous 
experience." 



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Wednesday 

December 6 

• Chapel Service 

Chapel 10:10 a.m. 
■ Hanukkah Celebration 
SUB, 4 p.m. 

• Women 's Basketball vs. Biola 

Gilbert Arena, 6 p.m. 

• College Night 

Borderline, 9:30 p.m 



Thursday 

December 7 
• Remembering Pearl Harbor 
Chapel, 10 a.m 



Friday 



• CLU History of Psychology 
Symposium 2006 

Nygreen 6, 1 1 a.m. December 8 

• International Holiday and ' CLU His ""y »f Psychology 
Farewell Party Symposium 2006 

SUB, 6 p.m. Nygreen 6, 11a.m. 

• American Marketing Association ' ^' uo ^ u 
Meeting SUB, 9 p.m. 

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Peters Room 103, 6:15 p.m. 

• The Glory Project 

Overton Hall, 7 p.m 

• The Need: Christmas Carols with the December 9 
CLU Quartets I 

SUB 10 p.m. 



• Men's Basketball vs. West Coast 
Baptist 

Gilbert Arena, 7:30 p.m. 



Sunday 



December 10 

• Advent Vespers Worship Service 
Chapel, 6:15 pjn. 



Saturday 




Kwanzaa Celebration 

Old Gym, 10 a.m. 
Aids Quilt 

Kwan Eong Gallery, 8 p.m. 
Christmas Festival Concerts 

Chapel, 8 p.m. 



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December 11 

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CLU Anual Fund helps university operate 



By Alex Candla 

Staff Writer 

Student tuition covers most of 
the costs at California Lutheran 
University. However, there is a 
deficit that needs to be made up. 
The CLU Annual Fund is there 
to cover those costs that tuition 
cannot cover. Tuition covers 
85 percent of the actual cost of 
educating a student, and the other 
1 5% comes from the donations to 
the annual fund 

The CLU Annual Fund is 
not very well known although it 
should be because it is what helps 
the university operate. Without 
the CLU annual fund, some of 
the equipment and resources at 
CLU would be non-existent. 

"The CLU annual fund ben- 
efits each and every student. This 
is because the Annual Fund pro- 
vides monetary support for each 
and every aspect of the universi- 



ty," said Assistant Director of the 
Annual Fund Stacey Faulkner. 



"The CLU annual fund 
benefits each and every 
student. This is because 
the Annual Fund provides 
monetary support for each 
and every aspect of the uni- 
versity." 



Stacey Faulkner 



Faulkner's position at the 
university is to help encourage 
donors to make contributions 
to the annual fund and provide 
a better education for CLU stu- 
dents by using the best equipment 
and resources. 



"The CLU Annual Fund is 
one of the means by which alum- 
ni, students, parents and friends 
can most effectively support our 
students," she said. 

Levels of donations range 
from $20 to $25,000 plus. For 
the donors contributing $125 or 
more, the fund has established 
circles with different benefits to 
thank the donors. 

The circles go from 
Associates, Faculty, Deans, and 
Fellows. Benefits for the circles 
include subscriptions to annual 
university publications and invi- 
tations and tickets to CLU events 
like concerts and sporting events. 
Donations can also be designated 
to certain efforts, but will go to 
where they are most needed if no 
designation is made. 

"It's a great cause for stu- 
dents to help out with," senior 
Nate Johnson said. He has been 
a student worker for the annual 



fund since 2004. In addition 
to employing a full-time staff 
to work on the annual fund, 
there are also part-time student 
employees. 

"It's the best job on campus 
because you make money and 
you're helping the university 
get things you will actually use," 
Johnson said. 

He also said that the dona- 
tions are used for buying every- 
thing from test tubes to football 
jerseys. 

"The more donations we 
receive, the better stuff we get." 

Senior Andy Treloar has been 
working as a supervisor for the 
Annual Fund for three years this 
spring. 

"I started out as a caller, call- 
ing Alumni, current parents, for- 
mer parents and previous donors 
for the Phone-A-Thon," he said. 

The Phone-A-Thon is the 
annual calling marathon by stu- 



dents that lasts for a month and 
receives many donations to the 
annual fund. 

"Then I worked hard and 
asked to be a supervisor. 
Supervisors are a resource for 
callers and are there to make 
everything run smoothly and 
make a fun atmosphere," Treloar 
said. "Plus you get free dinner 
two times a week." 

The CLU Annual Fund is 
holding a dare competition on 
Saturday during half time of the 
Kingsmen basketball game. A 
couple of students have agreed to 
complete dares if $100 per dare 
is donated. 

Jars for the individual dares 
are placed in the SUB and the 
dares will be completed if the 
jar reaches $100. The minimum 
donation is $1. All the proceeds 
will be going to the CLU Annual 
Fund. 



Morning Glory is outlet for artistic talent 



By Melissa Healy 

Staff Writer 

The Morning Glory literary 
magazine provides a glimpse into 
the best original artistic works of 
California Lutheran University 
students, alumni, faculty and 
staff. The Morning Glory, found- 
ed by Dr. Jack Ledbetter, has won 
numerous awards and acclaim 
since its inception in 1971. 

The Morning Glory Web site, 
located at www.callutheran.edu/ 
mg has information about the 
magazine and some past issues 
are available for viewing. 
Kathleen Hicks, editor; Lauren 
Coss, assistant editor; Benjamin 
Hengst, art editor; Dr. Joan 



Wines, faculty adviser, head the 
Morning Glory team. 

The magazine's goal is "to 
showcase and highlight the work 
of CLU students in art, literature 
and music," Wines said. 

The Morning Glory accepts 
any original written work. Poetry, 
essays and travel journals are 
examples of works the magazine 
is looking for. 

The writings can be "dark, 
thoughtful works, to flowers and 
sunshine," Hicks said. 

According to Hicks, anony- 
mous submissions will be 
accepted if the author does not 
feel comfortable providing their 
name. 

Art is also an important part 



of-the magazine. Pieces shown in 
the magazine include paintings, 
sculptures and drawings. 

The magazine also started 
including musical compositions 
in 2001. The Morning Glory's 
editor arranges free studio time to 
record the music, and can provide 
the artist with a producer. 

Having work published in 
the Morning Glory and distrib- 
uted to thousands of people is a 
huge accomplishment, a resume 
builder and can increase notori- 
ety. The publication is distributed 
throughout the campus and to 
selected alumni, donors and com- 
munity members. 

"Being able to have your 
work published at this age, and 



for free, is a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity," Hicks said. 

The Morning Glory shows 
readers and the community the 
creative side of CLU. 

"It shows readers the artistic 
heartbeat of campus," Hicks 
said. 

The literary works are read, 
judged and scored by a reading 
committee. The entries with the 
highest scores are published in 
the Morning Glory. The reading 
committee does not know the 
names of those that submitted the 
literary works until publication. 

"I am the only one that knows 
who wrote the pieces until just 
before they're published," Hicks 
said. 



The Morning glory has won 
the Ail-American Associated 
Collegiate Press Awards in 1977, 
1 979 and 1 98 1 through 2003 . The 
magazine received the prominent 
ACP Pacemaker award in 1982. 

The Morning Glory is search- 
ing for issues dating previous to 
1990 to make available on its 
Web site. 

The first submission date is 
December 15, and the last day 
submissions will be accepted 
is February 1. The magazine 
usually is printed in March and 
released in late April or in May. 
For more information on sub- 
mitting work, contact Kathleen 
Hicks at khicks@clunet.edu. 



Honesty may help to avoid a speeding ticket 



By Brine Kelley 



Special to the Echo 

They linger behind parked 
cars or between trees, waiting 
for one wrong move. They have 
black radar guns in their hands 
pointed at unsuspecting citizens. 
They are everywhere in our 
community, just waiting to catch 
someone off guard. 

They are police waiting for 
a driver to be driving an unsafe 
speed. They clock the speed, rum 
on the lights and pull over the 
vehicle. The officer will walk 
up to the window, ask a few 
questions and then hand over 
an expensive ticket. However, 
there are ways to get out of being 
handed a ticket. 

First is to see what kind of 
vehicle the officer is driving. 
A motorcycle police officer's 
main job is to enforce traffic. 



According to Deputy Dean 
Worthy of the Thousand Oaks 
Police Department, 95-98 percent 
of the time a ticket will be writ- 
ten if pulled over by a motorcycle 
police. 

"Patrol cars main duty is 
to patrol the community, then 
enforce traffic. Therefore, there 
is a 50/50 chance if a person 
gets pulled over by a patrol car," 
Deputy Mike McNay said. 

To go against the myth, it is 
illegal to have a quota for how 
many tickets officers must write 
in a month. Police do not have to 
write tickets, but it is proven that 
the more tickets written the lower 
the crash rates go. 

"We write tickets to enforce 
on education," Deputy William 
Therrien said. "If they see us 
there one time, the next time 
they will most likely slow down 
because they saw us there before, 



it is a psychological deterrent." 

The next step is to look at 
your situation. 

"Letting people go depends 
on the situation and where there 
mind set is. I rarely let people 
go," Therrien said. 

He once let a women go 
because he could see she was 
having a bad morning and run- 
ning late for work. 

"I said have a nice day and let 
her go," Therrien said. 

Worthy's advice for a better 
chance of not getting a ticket is 
to be very honest. If you know 
what you did wrong, state it and 
be polite. Many people think that 
crying will give them a better 
chance of getting out of a ticket. 

McNay said that "crying is 
probably the worst thing to do, 
that will never get you out of a 
ticket." 

Another thing is, if you have 



an excuse say it, but some advice 
from the officers is not to give 
"lame" excuses because they 
have heard them all. 



"We write tickets to 
enforce on education... If 
they see us there one 
time, the next time they 
will most likely slow down 
because they saw us there 
before, it is a psychological 
deterrent" 

Deputy William Therrien 



"Having to go to the bathroom 
is a common one," Worthy said. 
"I've heard them all from being 



sick, running late, off to see my 
girlfriend or boyfriend, I have a 
doctors appointment, I have to 
get my kids or it's the time of the 
month and I'm bleeding through. 
Just be honest and upfront," 
Worthy said. 

Police like to hear honesty 
because they hear excuses all 
the time. 

"If I pull you over and ask 
you, 'Do you know why I pulled 
you over,' and you say yes 
because you were speeding, not 
sarcastically and then you tell 
me honestly how fast you were 
going, I am more willing to let 
you off with a warning," Worthy 
said. 

McNay adds his opinion to 
the subject. "This does not mean 
that it will happen every time but 
there is more of a chance of get- 
ting a warning this way." 



J^ eatnres 



6 The Echo 



December 6, 2006 



Campus Quotes 



What is on your 
holiday wish list? 




Alex Ponce, 2010 

"Money or the Play 
Station 3." 



Rylan Chong, 2008 

"To be home in 
Hawaii surfing and 
boogie boarding." 





Adam Segal, 2007 

"A Siberian Husky 
because they have the 
same eyes as I do." 



Rocky Pedden, 
2008 

"Nintendo Wii, be- 
cause it's sick!" 





Andrea Stenson, 
2007 

"A plane ticket to Flor- 
ida for spring break 
and a new car. Actu- 
ally any car that runs 
would be nice." 



Travis Reed, 2008 

"A new Mustang Co- 
bra because they are 
fast and look cool." 




CLU family is successful 



By Ashley Barondess 

Staff Writer 

Just six years after graduation, 
California Lutheran University 
alumna. Tammy Van Fleet has 
a beautiful family and is pas- 
sionate "about her job as District 
Behavior Support for children 
with autism, in the Las Virgenes 
School District. 

Van Fleet transferred to CLU 
as a junior. As a Liberal Studies 
major, she spent some time dur- 
ing her senior year in a resource 
program, observing children 
with disabilities. For a time, she 
volunteered at the Conejo Valley 
Therapy Organization - an after- 
school hangout for these children, 
where they could play sports and 
have fun. There she began to 
develop a passion for these chil- 
dren. 

After teaching for a few years, 
Van Fleet returned to CLU and 
received her Master of Science in 
special education in 2003. 

"My first few months teach- 
ing were a real struggle," Van 
Fleet said. "I wasn't confident in 
my abilities to work with the kids 
or how to deal with the parents. 
But I stuck through it, and now I 
have a wonderful position that I 
really enjoy." 

Now at 30 years of age, Van 
Fleet is a district trainer. She 
travels from school to school 
training other teachers in her area 
of expertise, how to deai with 
children with autism. "It is so 
rewarding," she said. "The kids 
I work with are amazing little 
beings." 




"You never know what life is 
going to throw at you," Van Fleet 
said. "I didn't even know about 
that disease until I was in a class 
with children who had it." 

She and her husband are firm 
believers that everything happens 
for a purpose. 

Jeff Van Fleet, is also a CLU 
alum. He lived on campus all four 
years he was at CLU, and was 
very involved. Jeff was on the 
soccer team and ran track. 

A geology major, he gradu- 
ated from CLU in 1997 and then 
traveled to the University of New 
Orleans to obtain his master's 
degree. 

Jeff Van Fleet started off 
working at an Environmental 
Geology Firm as a Geotechnical 
Engineer, now he is a senior level 



project manager civil engineer. 
Now 32 he designs small housing 
tracks in Ventura County. 

"He is content with his job 
right now," Tammy Van Fleet 
said. 

Together they have Thomas, a 
2-year-old son, who is the light of 
their lives. 

"You never know how much 
you could love a human being, 
until you have a child," Tammy 
Van Fleet said. "We learn some- 
thing new from him every day." 

They reside in Thousand Oaks 
and are enjoying life. Her job has 
enabled her to work part time, so 
that she can stay at home with 
Thomas while he is young. She 
is toying with the idea of going 
back to school to get her PhD in 
applied behavioral analysis. 



Technology tops holiday wish lists 



By Llndsey Borgltello 

Staff Writer 

Now that holiday season has 
arrived, the malls and depart- 
ments stores are packed with 
shoppers looking for good deals. 

Some of the most popular 
gifts for the season include the 
latest video game systems. The 
new Playstation Three came out 
a couple of weeks ago and is in 
high demand. This is a gift that 
will be at the top of many holiday 
gifts this year. 

Nintendo also came out with 
a new system this year called the 
Wii. It is said to be comparable to 
the Playstation 3. 

"The Nintendo Wii is going 
to be the most popular gift this 
season because it is a good 
system and is cheaper than the 
Playstation 3," senior Katy 
Wilkins said. 

A store that is sure to be popu- 
lar for this holiday is the Apple 
Store. Apple has released its new 
iPod shuffle along with other 
recent releases during the sum- 
mer and fall. 

"Apple merchandise is a big 



gift this year, iPods and comput- 
ers," senior Kelly Schuhert said. 
To go the easier route for 
a new gaming system it may 
be easier to get the XBox 360 
because it came out at the begin- 
ning of the year and there is not 
as much hype about it. 



Some of the most 
popular gifts for the season 
include the latest video 
game systems. 



If students are looking to go 
the more inexpensive route for 
holiday gifts, and would like to 
avoid the crowds in the malls, 
many ideas can be found on the 
Internet. 

On a favorite department 
store's Web site or the Ebay Web 
site, different suggestions for 
holiday gifts are available within 
the price-range selected. 

Morning talk shows such as 
"Live with Regis and Kelly" on 



ABC can also help with holiday 
shopping. They have an expert 
guest on every morning that 
gives different suggestions for 
holiday gifts. 

The talk show guests give 
affordable ideas for anyone from 
children to the host of a holiday 
party you are attending. Hosts 
also include that if you are into 
baking, spreading holiday cheer 
with homemade baked goods is 
always enjoyed. 

Also there are many differ- 
ent recipes which can be found 
online by searching different 
cookbook sites such as, www.coo 
kierecipesonline.com and www.a 
llhomemadecookies.com. 

To find some of the cheapest 
gifts or holiday stocking sniffers, 
visit the Dollar Tree or the 99 
Cents Store. 

"I like to shop at the 99 Cents 
Store, good, classy and cheap 
gifts," junior Eric Wright said. 

Whether looking for the most 
popular gifts or more reason- 
able prices this holiday season, 
the crows of shopping can be 
avoided by shopping online. 



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University recongni zes victims of A IDS with quilt 

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By Jessica Faith Barlman 

Staff Writer 

Dec. 1 was national World 
AIDS day, and California 
Lutheran University is inform- 
ing students of the effects and 
embracing the lives of those who 
have AIDS by displaying the 
AIDS Quilt from Dec. 1-11. 

The opening reception was 
held on Friday at the Kwan Fong 
Gallery. The quilt will be on 
exhibit for the first two weeks of 
December. 

Each piece of the AIDS 
Memorial Quilt measures roughly 
12 square feet, and contains eight 
distinctive individual three-foot 
by six-foot sections sewn togeth- 
er. Nearly every one of the more 
than 40,000 multicolored panels 
that create the quilt celebrates the 
life of a person who died from 
AIDS. CLU will present the 23 
blocks in three places on campus: 
the Kwan Fong Gallery, Overton 
Hall and Samuelson Chapel. 

"The quilt is an awesome 
tradition that CLU has started, 
students should go down an see 
it," Karissa Faulconer said. 

The quilt symbolizes 
citizens lost to AIDS. The pre- 
liminary form of AIDS is HIV, 
which stands for the Human 
Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV 
attacks the body's immune sys- 
tem-the body defense against 
diseases. 

HIV, if detected early, can be 
treated very successfully. With 
treatment, people living with 
HIV will probably have a normal 



problems may s 

such treatment, HIV becomes full 

blown aids. 

HIV is not transmitted through 
casual contact or kissing. It can 
only be passed after exposed to 
HIV-infected blood, breast milk 
or sexual or rectal fluids. 

The most common ways are 
via: sexual intercourse with an 
infected partner where blood or 
sexual fluids like semen, virginal 
or rectal secretions enter the 
body through the penis, vagina 
or anus. Another can be from an 
HIV positive mother to her child 
during pregnancy, childbirth or 
breastfeeding. 

However, there are proven 
steps mothers can take to reduce 
the possibility of their unborn 
child contracting HIV One can 
also get HIV by sharing infected 
needles or syringes when inject- 
ing drugs. 

Less common ways to get 
HTV is by oral sex, unscreened 
and untreated transfusion of 
blood or blood projects and an 
accident in medical setting, where 
a healthcare worker is exposed to 
the blood of an infected person, 
usually during surgery or by a 
needle stick injury. 

"There are many myths a 
person cannot get HTV from day- 
to-day contact such as touching, 
holding hands, toilet seats and 
swimming pools," said Janelle 
Schaller, registered nurse. 

A way to prevent HIV is to 
practice safe sex by using a con- 
dom. Condoms are the only form 
of contraception that will protect 




care if they are to be most effec- 
tive. 

It can take only a single 
episode of unprotected sex, for 
example not using a condom or 
having a condom split with an 
infected partner for HIV to be 
passed on. Nevertheless, HIV 
is not always passes on the first 
time, so it's never too late to start 
practicing safe sex. 

If a person does have HIV and 
does not get treated for the virus 
they can get AIDS, Acquired 
Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 
A person is considered to AIDS 
when the immune system has 



lifespan, although serious health one from HIV and must use with become so weak that it can no 1991. 



longer fight off a whole range of 
diseases with which it would nor- 
mally cope. If HIV is diagnosed 
late, treatment may be less effec- 
tive in preventing AIDS. 

"We do allow students to have 
counseling on safe sex and can 
test for HIV. 

Everything is confidential," 
said Kerri Lauchner, director of 
Health Services. 

A number of ways are avail- 
able to mark National AIDS Day, 
the most prominant of which is 
to wear the red ribbon. The red 
ribbon has been an international 
symbol of AIDS awareness since 



The Red Ribbon Project was 
created by the New York-based 
organization Visual AIDS, which 
brought together artists to create 
a symbol of support for the grow- 
ing number of people living with 
HIV in the U.S. 

The red ribbon is worn to 
support people living with HIV. 
Wearing a red ribbon is a simple 
and powerful way to challenge 
the stigma and prejudice sur- 
rounding HIV and AIDS that 
prevents. the people of the com- 
munity from tacking the global 
epidemic. 



CLU named best school for Hispanics for 11th year 

Rv M?\ f .IIHlia One of the major contributors awarded a grant to CLU for its "There are a lot of Hispanic "When I eradilfte, I know tha 



By Alex Candia 

Staff Writer 

California Lutherna 

University was selected again, for 
the ll lh consecutive year, as one 
of the best schools for Hispanics 
in the United States, accord- 
ing to The Hispanic Outlook in 
Higher Education. Every year, 
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher 
Education compiles all of the 
catalogues from more than 2,500 
institutions in the United States 
and thoroughly examines them. 
When the magazine is finished, 
it determines which universities 
offer "solid opportunities for 
Hispanic students." 



One of the major contributors 
for the university's selection in 
the survey is the Latin American 
Student Organization. LASO 
organizes many of the events 
involving Latin American cul- 
tural celebrations. 

"I think it is accurate that CLU 
is a good school for Hispanics," 
junior Heriberto Farfan said. 

He is originally from Mexico 
but now lives in Oxnard. Farfan 
is also a member of LASO. 

"Rzeceiving the award is a 
great honor, but it does not mean 
that we should stop trying to 
improve the LASO program and 
strive for Hispanic involvement." 

The James Irving Foundation 



awarded a grant to CLU for its 
commitment to diversity in all 
aspects of the university commu- 
nity. Since receiving the $400,000 
grant, CLU has continued making 
the extra effort to continue its 
mission in producing leaders for 
a global community. 

The opportunities at CLU 
for Hispanics also include mul- 
ticultural scholarships that are 
awarded every year. 

"CLU has given many dif- 
ferent students from Hispanic 
backgrounds the chance to go to 
college," senior Belinda Alarcon 
said. 

Alarcon is from Mexican heri- 
tage and lives in Santa "Clarita. 



'There are a lot of Hispanic 
kids where I am from, and most 
don't go to college because they 
can't afford it. If there were more 
places in Southern California like 
CLU, I'm sure more would go." 

Being named as one of the 
best schools for Hispanics does 
not only serve the interest of 
Hispanics. As the world contin- 
ues to become more integrated 
and globalization thrives, there 
will be a significant interest in 
having diverse backgrounds in 
education. 

Having a diverse school will 
help future employers know that 
CLU students have an under- 
standing of different cultures. 



"When I gradilate, I know that 
I will have multicultural experi- 
ence to talk about just from the 
classes I took at CLU," senior 
Chris Ryan said. 

He understands that employ- 
ers who actually check the uni- 
versity attended will do more than 
just make sure it is an accredited 
university. Awards like this one 
help the university establish a 
good name in the world of higher 
education. 

CLU is a diverse institu- 
tion preparing for a diverse 
future. For more information 
about the nomination visit 
www.hispanicoutlook.com 



Neptune's Net offers affordable dining and amazing view 



By Brandyn Bennett 

Staff Writer 

Located on the Pacific Coast 
Highway just North of Malibu, 
Neptune's Net is anything but 
ordinary. 

Fresh food, a relaxed atmo- 
sphere, great service and an 
amazing view is what you will 
get when dining at this seafood 
joint. 

This "word-of-mouth" depen- 
dent restaurant is a definite low- 
key local treasure that few know 
about. 

"The Net" was once nothing 
more than a lonely seafood shack 
known to be by most as a local 



biker bar. 

Today, with a few additions to 
the building, The Net is a combi- 
nation of fast food type restaurant 
on one end and a local seafood 
market on the other. 

Also located on the restaurant 
side is a "mini mart" type of store 
offering everything from gum to 
alcohol. 

The Net seems to intrigue a 
wide variety of customers. Most 
of which tend to be surfers who 
have just returned from a day's 
session of riding. 

There are many other reasons 
for The Net being as popular as 
it is. The atmosphere tends to be 
the most appreciated aspect of the 
restaurant. 



"Whenever I go there every- 
one's really chill, it's just a really 
relaxing place to eat," costomer 
David Wooliver said. 

Apart from the delicious food, 
you can't beat the location; the 
view of the ocean is considered 
to be one of the best aspects of 
The Net. 

"My girlfriend loves it when 
I take her there just because she 
loves the view," customer Adam 
Smylie said. "We usually try to 
plan a trip there for dinner so that 
we can eat on the porch and watch 
the sunset; it's pretty cool." 

At The Net, you order your 
meal in a fast food style and 
, pick it up at the counter when 



it's ready. 

Far from fancy, the food is 
served on paper plates and a stop 
at the condiment bar is a must. 

Nonetheless, the food is deli- 
cious and decently cheap. The 
menu provides many options, but 
among the most popular happens 
to be the fish and chips, the clam 
chowder or the shrimp. 

"I always order the shrimp 
fish and chips with a side of clam 
chowder," Wooliver said. "The 
Clam Chowder is definitely my 
favorite part about the trip." 

When it comes to being casu- 
al, Neptune's Net takes the prize. 

You will never need a reserva- 
tion, and the indoor/outdoor din- 
ning area filled with wooden park 



benches contributes to providing 
a relaxed atmosphere. 

The term "dress code" is non- 
existent as many surfers tend to 
dine shoeless and shirtless. 

"I think it's awesome that you 
can eat with no clothes on; it feels 
like home," Wooliver said. 

Neptune's Net is open 10:30 
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays 
through Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 
9:00 p.m. Fridays and 9:00 a.m. 
to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 
Sundays. 

"It's just a cool place to go if 
your bored and hungry, and you 
don't mind the drive, which isn't 
that bad anyway," he said. 




pinion 



8 The Echo 



The public will believe anything, so long as it is 
not founded on truth. 



•Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964) 

— W 

December 6, 2006 



New performing arts venues needed 



By L«na Mle 

Staff Writer 

As California Lutheran 
University continues to grow 
and transform its dreams into 
realities, it is time for the per- 
forming arts to join in on the 
fun. 

Every time I attend a concert 
at CLU I am amazed at how 
talented our small university's 
music department is. Last week- 
end I attended the CLU choir 
and orchestra Christmas con- 
cert, "Harmony from Chaos" 
and once again I thought it was 
absolutely beautiful. 

Prior to attending CLU I 
played the trumpet and cello 
for seven years. I have also 
played the piano and bass gui- 
tar. Throughout high school, 
I attended concert band festi- 
vals and competitions at high 
schools and colleges through- 
out Washington state, often 
playing in brilliant performing 
arts centers. 

Although I am not a member 
of any musical groups at CLU, 
it is still my opinion that the 
music department deserves a 
new performance venue. 



While I fully support the 
numerous new building proj- 
ects on campus, including the 
impressive new Gilbert Sports 
and Fitness Center, and the 
serious talk of expanding the 
Student Union Building, 1 
would also like to see a new 
performing arts center. 

As my roommate and one of 
my closest friends at CLU are 
music majors, 1 am constantly 
witnessing the intense study that 
their major demands. Imagine 
taking 19 credits, including 
three different types of lessons, 
two choirs, three major classes 
and two core classes. When my 
roommate told me that this was 
her schedule for spring semes- 
ter, I just about fainted. 

The dedication that these 
students have to their music 
runs deep, but their practice 
rooms are not sound proof 
and their concerts are held in 
the Chapel. This venue only 
seats 600 people and is packed 
to standing room only for 
three straight nights when the 
Christmas concert rolls around. 

Imagine the opportunity for 
our choir and orchestra pro- 



grams to grow, for the univer- 
sity to hold guest performances 
in a beautiful concert hall and 
for prime seating for everyone 
who wants to take in the power- 
ful concerts. 

You are imagining a per- 
forming arts center. Now let us 
take a look at the theater arts. 

I think that it would be awe- 
some if the Theater department 
could put on a musical anytime 
that they wanted because they 
no longer had to rent out the 
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts 
Plaza to accommodate a pit 
orchestra. 

Also, the Preus-Brandt 
Forum has no backstage, just 
some hallways and a couple 
of make-up rooms, that are 
roughly half the size of a Mt. 
Clef Residence Hall bedroom. 

In a new venue our stage 
could have multiple curtains 
granting more creative capacity. 
Additionally, there would be fly 
space, which is non-existent in 
the Forum meaning that scenery 
and any necessary additional 
lighting cannot be hung from 
the ceiling for productions. 

A new performing arts center 



would also remedy the problems 
that go unnoticed. These include 
very little storage for props and 
scenery, the reality that the cos- 
tume production room, which 
is located in a comer above the 
old gymnasium, is cramped and 
that the chair of the Theater Arts 
department's office is tucked in 
the back alley and is much too 
small for its purpose. 

A new performing arts center 
would remedy these problems 
and create great opportunities. 
More people would be able 
to attend concerts and plays, 
musicals could be performed 
on campus and the scenery lab 
would not be located behind the 
curtain in the Little Theater. 

Everyone deserves the best 
for their major or passion. 
For Exercise Sports Science 
Medicine majors and volley- 
ball and basketball players, this 
was realized with the opening 
of Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center. 

c Now it is time to look again 
to what is needed on campus, 
and I believe that the perform- 
ing arts should be next on the 
list. 




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On-air prank reveals an intolerant nation 

ih,u.H u.»..„i did not disagree with Klein. forced to enter for the duration of reaching Maryland, north Virginia anti-Semitism. Well, it looks lik> 



By Matt Mataaol 

Staff Writer 

Talk radio host Jerry Klein on 
Friday staged a hoax that would 
unveil the true ignorance of the 
American public. On the air, 
he suggested that all Muslims 
within the United States should 
be marked with a crescent- 
shaped tattoo or a distinct arm- 
band in order to be more easily 
identified. The phones instantly 
became jammed, yet most callers 



did not disagree with Klein. 

I would think, or at the least 
hope, that most Americans would 
be able to see the racism and 
ridiculousness of such actions. 
But instead, the majority of call- 
ers either said his remarks were 
right on, or did not do enough to 
stop Muslims. 

One caller even had the nerve 
to say that internment camps 
should be set up, similar to those 
that Japanese Americans were 



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forced to enter for the duration of 
World War n. 

At the end of the show, Klein 
revealed the true nature of his 
comments. He said his on-air 
comments were a hoax, but was 
alarmed by the amount of call- 
ers, who were in agreement with 
him. 

"For me to suggest to tat- 
too marks on people's bodies, 
have them wear armbands, put 
a crescent moon on their driver's 
license on their passport or birth 
certificate is disgusting," he said. 
"It's beyond disgusting." 

Now, the radio station Klein 
works for is located in the south, 



reaching Maryland, north Virginia 
and Washington D.C., and I 
thought perhaps the responses 
were intrinsically related to the 
local sentiment. 

I soon discovered however, 
that on an AOL online poll, the 
figures were quite similar. To 
think that throughout our nation, 
only 62 percent of those polled 
believe that making Muslims 
be publicly identified is wrong. 
This is not only an atrocity, it 
is probably the most disturbing 
information I have heard in quite 
some time. 

People wonder how Germany 
became swept with Naziism and 



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anti-Semitism. Well, it looks like 
our nation is quickly approach- 
ing those levels of prejudice. 
Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany 
started out harmless, by forcing 
Jewish shops to identify them- 
selves, and forcing Jews to wear 
stars of David. 

But the innocent identifica- 
tions quickly turned into per- 
secution, and then ultimately, 
genocide. Is that the direction 
we wish to take our nation? 

At face value, the hoax by 
Klein was an interesting study 
of the racism in his general area. 
But when the study became 
national and the same figures 
were produced, the joke went 
from interesting to grossly dis- 
turbing. 

Many people believe that we 
live in the greatest nation, and 
perhaps we do, but that does not 
make us be above mistakes. If 
we allow this anti-Muslim senti- 
ment to continue to grow, we 
could very well find ourselves 
oppressing people who frankly 
have done nothing to deserve 
such treatment. 

Next time you are listening to 
the radio and the host says some- 
thing so callous and ignorant as 
Klein's joking statements, be 
careful how you respond. You 
just might allow a new wave of 
hatred to infest our own nation. 



« 

Any fool can tell the truth, but it re- 
quires a man of some sense to know 
how to lie well. 

-Samuel Butler (1835 - 190Z) 

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The Echo 9 



Fire management policies need reform 



By Jessica Faith Hartman 

Staff Writer 

I am a fourth year college 
student at California Lutheran 
University. Throughout going to 
school here, I have done research 
on fire management, fire suppres- 
sion and its impacts on the forest 
ecosystem. 

In my findings, I have come 
to notice that fire is an important 
role in the forest ecosystem to 
maintain a natural healthy sys- 
tem. Our fire management has 
been suppressing fires for many 
years, which has created a forest 
that is unable to respond to fire as 
a natural disturbance. 

Forest fire management is an 
extremely difficult field to main- 
tain low levels of fire damage 
and a healthy natural forest. An 
important concept of forest fire 
management is to reintroduce 
natural fire disturbance regimes 
where it has been suppressed. 

A.H. Taylor concluded in an 
article that, "the removal of fire 
for nearly a century has caused 
dramatic changes in the structure 
and compositions of forests, at 



least in the most fire prone eco- 
systems." 

Fire suppression affects a 
variety of forest components: the 
forest community structure, non- 
native plant invasions displacing 
native plant species, forest biodi- 
versity and the balance between 
these species. 

Eventually, suppression of fire 
produces large forest floor fuel 
buildup, in which a fire will bum 
out of control and create greater 
damage. When large amounts 
of forest fuel buildup increases, 
there are larger forest fires that 
are uncontrollable and affect the 
community. 

Richard Wright, who 
is an acclaimed author of 
Environmental Science, writes, 
"Fire climax ecosystems are 
described as ecosystems that 
depend on the recurrence of fire 
to maintain their existence." 

Wright also points out 
the 1988 devastating fires in 
Yellowstone National Park were 
caused by long term fire sup- 
pression. These important facts 
impact the idea that fire suppres- 
sion is not an a solution to fire 



management. 

In fact, fire should be reintro- 
duced to decrease fire damage 
and allow smaller, more frequent 
fires to burn. Repeated and 
moderate disturbances to forests' 
ecosystems foster healthy ecosys- 
tems and a safer atmosphere for 
residents in forested areas. 

A healthy forest ecosystem is 
balanced and does not negatively 
affect the surrounding commu- 
nity. 

Robert Beschta of 

Conservation Biology in an arti- 
cle wrote, "when this ecosystem 
is disturbed, meaning the forested 
areas, a healthy forest will recov- 
er faster then a forest where fires 
have been suppressed." The key 
point to note is that to maintain 
a healthy forest, fire management 
should allow small more frequent 
fires to bum to control the natural 
balance in the forest. 

As native plant species in 
forested areas are able to respond 
efficiently to forest fires, we must 
take in consideration the effects 
of non-native plant invasions. 
Non-native species in forested 
areas cause slower recovery rates, 



and are not adapted to the natural 
disturbance of fire. 

Non-native plant species 
cause greater fire damage as 
to the native species which are 
important in fire recovery. Non- 
native plant species persist with 
the repeated burning of forests, 
and this increases the non-native 
plant cover after a forest fire 
which is associated with severely 
burnt areas. 

It is necessary to take control 
of the plant species in forested 
areas and increase the native plant 
cover and decrease the amount of 
non-native plant species. This 
should be taken into consider- 
ation in fire management. 

The impact and values of 
fire management is important to 
maintain a healthy ecosystem and 
a balance within the surrounding 
community. Forest fire manage- 
ment needs to place an emphasis 
on preservation of native plant 
species to maintain natural dis- 
turbance. 

We need to move towards 
more natural fire disturbance in 
order to maintain a natural dis- 
turbance regime, and to promote 



regional recovery and balance to 
the surrounding communities. 

Mara Johnson, in a 2004 arti- 
cle, discusses that "the Federal 
Wildland Fire Management 
Policy recognizes that fire is a 
critical natural process in many 
ecosystems and further contends 
that it should be reintroduced 
where it has been suppressed." 

Fire management needs to 
successfully place an emphasis on 
unsuppressed moderate fires, and 
maintain the equal balance in the 
forest biomes. I am thankful that 
I can understand the importance 
of fire in forested ecosystems and 
continue to educate the public on 
fire management, and how fire 
suppression will just hurt our 
communities in the future. 

As a fellow citizen and com- 
munity member, it is my goal to 
communicate the importance of 
fire management and to influ- 
ence the need to reintroduce fire 
in forested areas. Please take this 
review into consideration and 
understand the needs of Mother 
Nature in balance with our com- 
munity. 



Residence Life creating problems for on-campus students 



By Corey Henke 



"Staff Photographer 

Home is a place that is very 
necessary and personal. At 
California Lutheran University, 
on-campus housing is consid- 
ered home to more than half of 
the undergraduate student body. 
Most people would describe 
a home as a place of comfort 
and serenity, a place where one 
can retreat to get away from the 
stresses of school work, relation- 
ship problems or jobs. 

Unfortunately for quite a few 
students who live on campus, the 
dorms are very much unlike a 
home simply because the room- 



mate situations are just plain 
uncomfortable. 

During freshman year, we 
were ali subjected to the ran- 
domness of the housing process. 
Even though we filled out our 
habits and interests on our hous- 
ing contracts before our first 
semester, it seemed as though 
everyone had at least some sort 
of roommate malfunction during 
their first year at CLU. 

This, of course, is understand- 
able because most of the incom- 
ing freshmen do not know each 
other and therefore cannot request 
to live with their best friend. It is 
the upperclassman's situation, 
however, that has become more 



to the Editor 



Dear Echo, 



When I first visited 
Washington, D.C. three years 
ago, I knew I wanted to return 
someday. The Lutheran College 
Washington Semester program 
seemed like the perfect oppor- 
tunity. It was hard to leave the 
amazing CLU community, but 
I am very glad that I chose to 
spend the semester here. 

This city is absolutely incred- 
ible — it is rich in history, and 
there is so much to see and do. 
Also, D.C. is only a five-hour 
bus ride from New York City, so 
I've gotten to spend three week- 
ends in the Big Apple. 

Students intern four days 
a week anywhere in the city. 



the real world. We live in 
fully- furnished penthouse suites 
in a prime location. Weekly field 
trips give us exposure to unique 
aspects of the city. 

I would highly recommend 
this program. Washington, D.C. 
is amazing, and these kinds 
of opportunities don't present 
themselves every day. It's hard 
to leave friends and familiarity 
behind, but the memories you'll 
make are irreplaceable. That 
said, I can't wait to see everyone 
at the Lu again. 

If you'd like more informa- 
tion about the program, visit: 
www.washingtonsemester.org. 

Sincerely, 

Katie Crosbie 

-&M - ■ 






concerning. 

The Residence Life homepage 
states that "Learning to value and 
respect differences in people is a 
meaningful part of your educa- 
tion." 

Although Residence Life 
does have a good point, there 
comes a point in a student's life 
where butting heads with room- 
mates becomes stressful and truly 
exhausting. 

The Web site also says, "A 
good portion of residential stu- 
dents' time will be spent in your 
hall." 

This is, another true statement. 
It is true that students spend the 
majority of their time within the 
residence halls, and the majority 
of the time interacting with their 
roommates. Shouldn't the envi- 
ronment be one where a student 
can feel comfortable and at ease? 
• Perhaps it is our system that 
is at fault. The lottery seems to 
cause more stress to students at 
the end of the spring semester 
than finals. It is safe to say that 
many students, especially this 
year's junior class, were extreme- 
ly upset with the outcomes of the 
lottery last spring. 

First of all, as most students 
are well aware of, rooms that are 
designated to have five people 
living in them always seem to 
be available to the class of 2008. 
Their freshman year, Thompson 
was a freshman/transfer dorm, 
therefore everyone in Pederson 
and Thompson had to have five 
people to a room. Their sopho- 



more year. New West was five- 
person-to-a-room housing and 
Old West was mostly housing for 
the class of 2007 students, who 
did not want to pay extra to live 
in Mogen or Grace. 

This year, Old West is five-to- 
a-room and this ended up hurting 
the junior and sophomore class. 
Juniors, fed up with living five- 
to-a-room every year, have opted 
to live in North, South, Potenberg 
and West simply because they 
won't have to have five people, 
even though Old West dorms are 
nicer. 

Because of this, many of the 
sophomore class either had to 
live in Old West, five-to-a-room, 
unlike their freshman year of 
four-to-a-room, or worse, friends 
had to split up and live randomly 
with other people because their 
numbers in the lottery just were 
not lucky enough. 

The next problem became 
transfer students who came in 
during this fall semester to our 
already- crowded dorm rooms. Of 
course, most do not know anyone 
and so it is not odd that they 
would be randomly placed into 
available housing. However, it 
is the residents of the on campus 
houses and Kramer court that, 
rightly so, have a problem with 
random placement of transfer 
students within those dorms. In 
order to live in these houses, stu- 
dents must go through an inter- 
view process that occurs nearly 
two months before the lottery. 

Students are asked questions 



about their involvement on cam- 
pus, their habits and also whether 
they have gotten any alcohol 
write ups. Later, they are notified 
as to whether they have gotten a 
spot in the rooms available. The 
transfer students who are living 
in these residence halls never 
had to go through an interview 
process and many residents think 
that this is unfair. 

Some people are just not 
meant to live together, and that 
is ok. It does not mean that one 
person is more strange, mean or 
obnoxious than anyone else, it 
just means that people are dif- 
ferent. 

Switching rooms is always 
an option. However, the process 
is not easy and also not encour- 
aged. 

The Residence Life Web site 
says, "A room change is the last 
option pursued only after room- 
mates have made a sincere effort 
to adjust to differences." 

Having a home away from 
home that is comfortable to live 
in can make or break a college 
experience for someone. With the 
amount of money that students 
pay to live on campus per year, 
especially in Mogen, Grace and 
Kramer Court, students should 
be happier with their living situ- 
ations. 

Perhaps there needs to be an 
implementation of a better sys- 
tem or, at the very least, it should 
be easier to switch rooms if a 
student's situation has become 
uncomfortable. 



lnioit 



lO The Echo 



I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate 
peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. 



•Orson Welles (191s - 1985) 

December 6, 2006 



CLU lacks diversity, multiculturalism 



By Stefanle Lucas 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran 

University's mission includes 
educating leaders for a global 
society, and that the university is 
a diverse, scholarly community. 
However, how much is CLU 
really educating leaders for a 
global society and promoting 
diversity? 

1 personally believe this is 
not occurring enough. Let me 
first recognize that there are 
individuals that are commit- 
ted to increasing diversity and 
global awareness like Dr. Juanita 
Hall, Amber Scott, the student 
Ambassadors for Peace, Study 
Abroad director Lisa Bjelke and 
there are others. 

In light of the recent incidents 
on campus, which include calling 
two African-American students 
the "n-word," a student spit at 
an Asian female and told her to 
go back to the country where 
she came from and a white 
female called a term too deroga- 
tory to print; now more than ever 
more people must step out and 
denounce acts of racism. 

This can't just be the mem- 
bers of the Multicultural office 
or students of color. Our white 
student population needs to do 
the same. Before I continue, let 
me preface the following by say- 
ing that I believe diversity must 
be recognized as the unique 



qualities that an individual 
has. There is diversity among 
Caucasians, among minorities 
and truly diversity among us all. 

In my American Political 
Thought class, we have been 
having heated debates on issues 
of multiculturalism. I recently 
read a work by Stanley Fish 
titled "Multiculturalism Does 
Not Exist." 

He wrote about boutique 
multiculturalism, which is the 
"multiculturalism of ethnic res- 
taurants, weekend festivals and 
high profile flirtations with other 
cultures." 

I think many students at CLU, 
including myself, are boutique 
multiculturalists. I thought I was 
taking big steps by going to the 
Diversity Leadership Retreat, 
the World Fair and creating the 
Study Abroad and International 
Student Focus Groups on 
Senate. 

I was challenging myself by 
trying to talk about superficial 
things with individuals of dif- 
ferent ethnic backgrounds. To 
me. this was a way to support 
diversity on campus. 

CLU has a boutique multi- 
cultural society. This is a strong 
statement. Students and staff 
will struggle with this concept. 
Many of them were brought up 
in homes where they had the 
opportunity to attend performing 
arts events, enjoy ethnic foods 
and may have traveled outside of 



the United States. These individ- 
uals believe that they embrace 
diversity. 

Fish explains that these type 
of people "admire," "appreci- 
ate," "sympathize with" or "rec- 
ognize the legitimacy of other 
cultures. It is hard to admit, but 
I am one of those people. 

However, as a white female I 
will never understand what it is 
like to be an African American 
male coming to a majority white 
school. 

Fish says that "a boutique 
multiculturalist does not take 
difference seriously because its 
marks are for him matters of 
'life-style'." CLU is filled with 
individuals who are only taking 
shallow skims at other cultures. 

What can CLU do to start 
changing the hearts of its com- 
munity? First, situations should 
be created for white students and 
faculty to meet with students of 
color and find out what issues 
are really facing these students. 

Dr. Adina Nack pointed out at 
the recent Diversity Forum that it 
could be helpful for Caucasians 
on this campus to go to a white 
privilege seminar, and start to 
deal with and admit their own 
racist beliefs. White people can 
fight boutique multiculturalism 
by stepping forward and ban- 
ning together with individuals 
of color, and take on the problem 
of intolerance as if it were their 



It is not just about going to 
Las Posadas to support the Latin 
American Student Organization 
and singing some Christmas 
songs in Spanish. We must call 
out those who are making rac- 
ist or sexist comments when we 
hear them. The campus culture 
needs to change. 

CLU needs to give more fund- 
ing to the Study Abroad center 
to create a scholarship program 
that allows all students of every 
racial and economic background 
to go abroad. The university is 
supposed to be "educating lead- 
ers for a global society," but how 
are they able to do this when 
there are students who haven't 
been to other countries let alone 
outside of California. 

Complete emersion in a dif- 
ferent culture will make students 
realize what it is like to be the 
minority, not understand a lan- 
guage and possibly be viewed 
poorly just because they are 
American. The number of stu- 
dents who are studying abroad 
is lower than one percent of the 
students that attend the univer- 
sity, and this is not because of 
the workers in the Study Abroad 
office who spend hours promot- 
ing the program. 

Our competing schools, such 
as Pepperdine, send more than 80 
percent of their students abroad. 
I challenge CLU to start putting 
their money where their mouth 
is, and send students away from 



CLU. These students will come 
back with a more diverse per- 
spective, and will probably 
emerge as the greatest fighters 
against racism. 

White students and students 
of color need to know that they 
can trust each other to report 
cases of intolerance. Faculty and 
staff should be required to take 
diversity-training workshops, 
and be prepared to teach these 
skills outside of the classroom. 
It must start from the top and 
trickle down to students. 

I am willing to admit that I 
have only touched the surface 
of multiculturalism. I'm step- 
ping forward to say that I won't 
stand for racism on this campus 
that I deeply love. If you are a 
student from a different ethnic 
background and want to express 
concerns and suggest ways that 
we can make CLU a better place, 
please know that I'm open for 
suggestions and criticism. 

Who else is willing to put 
themselves out there? Are you 
going to merely watch as your 
fellow students are dehuman- 
ized? Stop merely going to 
Cisco's for "happy hour" to just 
enjoy a good margarita. Stand 
for something better. 

As Dr. Juanita Hall said, 
"Choose to be your better self. 
The person who first challenges 
his own prejudices, biases and 
discrimination and then chal- 
lenges others." 



Steroid use in sports: Why the uproar? 



By Matthew Duncan 

Staff Writer 

As an aspiring athlete, many 
young adults are told to be the 
best they must be and the big- 
gest and strongest player on the 
field, court, rink or ring. The 
time and dedication it takes to 
become a professional athlete is 
unbelievable and unachievable 
for many. 

Those who wish to gain that 
edge of athletic performance 
that they could not achieve 
through hard work and dedica- 
tion now can. The greatest thing 
to happen to professional ath- 
letes since the Olympic Games 
is steroids. 

Steroids give the athletes 
everything they need to perform 
well on game-day. The strength, 
power, speed and agility that 
come from steroids gives many 
athletes an edge over the weaker 
players. No longer needing to 
be the best-prepared athlete on 
the field, the players can rely 
on brute strength and the super- 
human powers that come from 



steroids. 

Unlike natural muscle 
growth, the use of steroids has 
its perks besides becoming 
physically bigger and stronger. 
The side-effects vary from 
baldness, high blood pressure, 
lowered sex drive, acne, nose- 
bleeds, liver disease, kidney 
disease and many more. 

This new scientific edge 
would keep many sports fresh 
and entertaining for fans around 
the world. Now when attending 
a baseball game the fans won't 
have to sit through several 
innings of no hits and constant 
strikeouts. Every player at bat 
now gives the fans a chance to 
see the extraordinary. 

Ticket sales would reach 
new records, and every game 
would become a home run 
derby. The most famous event 
of the all-star weekend can now 
be experienced in every city on 
every day. 

Fans of these athletes are 
often flabbergasted with the 
size and enormousness of pro- 



fessional athletes. Dedicated 
fans will go to any price to 
get up close to the action and 
see it live from only a few feet 
away. With the use of steroids 
only making the players bigger, 
the fans can enjoy the athlete's 
enormity from the top row. 
Viewing the player's gigantism 
from a distance will accommo- 
date the less wealthy fans who 
cannot afford the seats up close 
to the action. 

The sporting events would 
provide a fun and enjoyable 
experience for children of all 
ages. While attending a football 
or baseball game, the children 
could also enjoy the freak show 
at the circus where the giant 
man's arms are bigger than his 
legs and the veins in his arms 
look as if he put a roll of quar- 
ters up his sleeve. 

Where else could anyone 
experience a good ol' sporting 
event and the circus in the same 
venue without the need of pay- 
ing for two different tickets? 

The negative outcome of 



these steroid-using athletic 
events is the violence that it may 
bring to the typical family-safe 
event. Another side-effect of 
steroids could be seen as a posi- 
tive or negative depending on 
the type of athlete a person is. 

The term "roid rage" comes 
from the aggressive outburst 
that a user might experience. 
Good for a boxer who is fight- 
ing in hand-to-hand combat 
with his opponent but bad 
for the referees, umpires and 
normal humans judging these 
events. A rare bench-clearing 
brawl in the MLB or NHL can 
easily be broken up in minutes 
by referees. 

With the players all using 
steroids, one can only imagine 
what would happen if athletes 
were approached during their 
time of aggressive behavior. 
This is not only unfair for 
the referees and umpires, but 
unsafe. The only way to fix this 
problem is to have the referees 
and umpires use steroids as 
well. This would take away the 



known stereotype of umpires 
and referees being overweight 
and out of shape. 

The idea of having the offi- 
cials use steroids as well gives 
the lesser athletic children a role 
model to look up to. The ref- 
eree and umpire position will no 
longer be seen as an occupation 
for athletes who couldn't make 
it but rather a whole new breed 
of the hybrid athlete. 

Becoming a professional 
athlete should not be so diffi- 
cult. The use and promotion of 
steroids amongst athletes should 
not only be a positive one but a 
requirement for those choosing 
the lifestyle of the American 
athlete. There is nothing wrong 
with promoting this idea. It 
only brings more and more 
money to athletes and owners 
provided by the brainwashed 
audience, who enjoy watch- 
ing abnormally large men with 
Frankenstein features imitate 
the cavemen who used to hit 
rocks with sticks as their form 
of entertainment. 



hports 



December 6, 2006 



The Echo 11 



Heagy named First Team All-SCIAC 




By Trent Meehs 



Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen water polo 
team recorded their best finish 
in program history this past 
season. The team placed third 
overall in SCIAC, finishing 
with a 13-12 victory over No. 
3 La Verne. 

Freshman Matt Heagy 
was selected to the first-team 
All-SCIAC. Heagy was the 
only freshman to receive an 
All-SCIAC selection, which 
includes the second team as 
well. 

"I have never seen a fresh- 
man score the ball the way he 
does," head coach Craig Rond 
said. "He might be one of the 
most talented freshmen in 
SCIAC in a long time." 

Heagy, who led the team 
with 66 goals, is a San Mateo 
native. He played in high school 
for the Junipero Serra Padres 
before coming to play his first 
year with the Kingsmen. 

Heagy drew 29 penalties, 
and had 26 steals this yesr for 
the Kingsmen. CLU's two big- 
gest wins this year came against 
No. 2 UC Santa Cruz and La 
Verne. He scored a career-high 




Pootojrsph by Ttaoy H tplo 

LONE FRESHMAN - Matt Heagy was the only freshman 
selected to the All-SCIAC team. 



five goals in both games. 

In SCIAC play, Heagy led 
the team with 3 1 goals and 1 1 
assists. During the SCIAC tour- 
nament he scored a team-high 
10 goals. 

Heagy also gets his team 
involved, finishing second on 
the team with 22 assists. 

"He probably has the most 
potential in a freshman I have 
ever seen," senior Jared Clark 
said. "He is incredibly strong 
and talented." 

Three other Kingsmen 
were honored with All-SCIAC 
selections. Sophomore Michael 
Libutti was named second team 
All-SCIAC and juniors Quinten 



Beckmann and Scott Bredesen 
were given SCIAC Honorable 
Mentions. 

Libutti led the team in assists 
with 24, adding 36 goals during 
the season. 

Beckmann, who received 
his second SCIAC honorable 
mention for his strong play in 
goal, finished the s«ason with 
172 blocks. 

Bredesen finished with a 
team high in drawn penalties 
with 47. 

The team has all of its play- 
ers returning next season except 
for Clark. All-American selec- 
tions will be announced in the 
following weeks. 



Wade ahead of Lebron 



By Trent Meeks 

Columnist 

"With the first pick in the 
2003 NBA draft, the Cleveland 
Cavaliers select Lebron 
James." 

These were the words of 
, NBA commissioner David 
Stern at the 2003 NBA draft. 
The 2003 draft was said to be 
one of the best draft years in 
NBA history. 

With big names such as 
James and Carmelo Anthony 
receiving ali the attention, there 
was a special player waiting 
in the wings, Dwayne Wade. 
Wade, the 5th overall pick from 
the 2003 draft out of Marquette 
University, is the best player 
from his NBA drafting class. 

Wade, a 6-foot-4-inch shoot- 
ing guard, had to take a back 
seat as he watched his coun- 
terpart, Lebron James receive 
all the notice from the NBA 
and fans. 

Wade would respond by 
proving his self in his first sea- 
son scoring better than fifteen 
points a game and averaging 4 
rebounds. It didn't take long 



for the NBA to notice how 
special Wade was. When this 
happened, the comparisons of 
James and Wade took off. 

One major difference 
between James and Wade is 
their basketball experience. 
James made the leap from high 
school straight into the NBA, 
while Wade played two years 
of college basketball where he 
led his team to the Final Four. 
That year. Wade led his team in 
scoring more than 2 1 points per 
game. 

I have seen them play many 
times (James, Wade), and yes, 
James is an amazing athlete and 
player, but he just does not yet 
have the complete package like 
Wade. I hear the argument that 
James is a better player because 
he can score points and pass 
efficiently. 

At one point early in the 
career of these young players, 
James was a better passer, aver- 
aging 7.0 assist per game last 
year while Wade recorded only 
5.7. Yet this season Wade has 
answered the call by improving 
his assist average to more that 
eight per game while James 



has went down to six assist per 
game. 

Wade led his Miami Heat 
team to a NBA title last sea- 
son. Not only did Wade lead 
his team, he walked away with 
the NBA Finals Most Valuable 
Player award. People say the 
only reason the Heat won is 
because they had a player 
named Shaquille O'Neal. 

O'Neal is a good player, 
but this is not the same O'Neal 
the NBA is used to. In the 
last year with the Los Angeles 
Lakers when they won the title 
in 2002, O'Neal was averaging 
27.1 points per game and grab- 
bing 11.1 rebounds. During 
this past Heat season, O'Neal 
averaged 14 points and grabbed 
only 7.5 rebounds. Wade was 
not getting a lot of help from 
O'Neal, so that argument is out 
the window. 

James and Wade will have 
great careers in the NBA. But 
as of now Wade has what every 
team wants in a young star, the 
skills and the experience of a 
NBA veteran. Until James can 
lead his team to a title, he will 
be playing catch up to Wade. 



Communication 
Majors... 

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December 6, 2006 



Regals beat LSU in home opener 




By loslma Richards 

Staff Writer 

The Regals basketball team 
notched its first victory of 
the season after a disappoint- 
ing 0-3 start at the Northwest 
Tournament in Tacoma, Wash. 

CLU defeated non-confer- 
ence opponent, La Sierra, 68- 
57, in their first-ever regular 
season home game at the new 
Gilbert Sports and Fitness 
Center. 

The Regals began the season 
in Tacoma with losses to Pacific 
Lutheran and University of 
Puget Sound. Both teams are 
nationally ranked in the NCAA 
Division III top 25. 

The Regals lost their first 
game of the tournament 64-55 




Photograph by Tracy Maple 
REGALS BBALL - Junior guard 
Alison Neill was 5-6 from the field 
and scored 10 points against 
Chapman. The Regals lost 60-58 
against the Panthers. 

to No. 16 PLU. Junior Tiffany 
Shim led all scorers in the game 
with 18 points. 

CLU suffered its second loss 
at the hands of No. 25 Puget 
Sound. The Regals were out- 
cored 54-27 in the second half. 



The Regals came back to 
California where they lost 60- 
58 to non-conference opponent 
Chapman. Junior Mary Placido 
had a team-high 1 5 points, shoot- 
ing 2-3 from beyond the arc. The 
Regals had 26 turnovers and shot 
less than 50 percent from the free- 
throw line. 

In the win against La Sierra, 
Shim led all scorers with 21 points. 
CLU shot over 50 percent from the 
field in the second half, outscoring 
LSU 38-27 along the way. 

Conference play will begin Jan. 
1 1 against Whittier. 

Until then, the Regals will be 
playing in two Posada Royale tour- 
naments where they will face teams 
from Washington and Michigan. 

The Regals are the early favor- 
ite to win the SCIAC for the third 
straight year. 

CLU will try to the fill the void 
left by All-American Lauren Stroot 
who led the conference in scor- 
ing and the four-year starter point 
guard Alex Mallen. Both played 
huge rolls in the Regals success 
over the last 4 years. 



Happy Holidays 

from the Echo staff! 




THE ECHO STAFF - TOP ROW (From left to right) - Dr. Russell Stockard, Amber Simms, Elaina 
Heathcote Briarma Duncan, Ciella Espinoza, Kelly Bamett, Cory Chuett. Joanna Lem, Tiffany Adams, 
Dr. Steve Ames. BOTTOM ROW - Justin Campbell, Pete Bums, Dan Stubbtefield. 



See you next semester! 



RECRL5 BRSKETBRLL 



UPCOMING vi NTS; 

Dec. 6 - vs. Biola (6 PM) 

Posada Royale Tourn. (Dec 28-29): 

Dec. 28 - vs. Albion College (3 PM) 

Dec. 29 - vs. Calvin College (3 PM) 



The Regals have 17 play- 
ers on the roster this season, 
allowing them to rotate players 
and stay fresh. The Regals have 
another surprise that is coming 
to the team with the addition of 
transfer Emily Medders. 

The 6-foot-2inch Medders 
is coming to the Regals from 
^jHofstra University in New 
York. She used a medical red- 
shirt last season after suffering 
a knee injury. 



Her sister, Lyndsey 
Medders, is a NCAA Division 
I All-American guard at Iowa 
State who led the entire nation 
in assist per game last season as 
a junior. 

Emily Medders has four 
years remaining of eligibility. 

Kristy Hopkins enters her 
fifth year as head coach. She 
will have help from Mallen, 
who will serve as an assistant 
coach. 



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'Basketball (Overall Records) 


Basketball (Overall Records) 


CMS 


6-0 


Redlands 


5-0 


Pomona-Pitzer 


4-0 


La Veme 


3-1 


Redlands 


4-1 


Occidental 


2-1 


Cal Lutheran 


3-1 


Pomona-Pitzer 


2-4 


Whittier 


2-1 


CMS 


1-2 


Occidental 


3-3 


Whittier 


1-2 


La Verne 


1-4 


Cai Lutheran 


1-3 


CalTech 


0-5 


CalTech 


0-4 


Football (Final) 




Women's Soccer (Final) 




Occidental 


6-0 


Redlands 


11-0-1 


Cal Lutheran 


4-2 


Pomona-Pitzer 


8-3-1 


Redlands 


3-3 


CMS 


7-4-1 




3-3 


Cal Lutheran 


6-64 


CMS 


2-4 


LaVerne 


5-7-0 


Pomona-Pitzer 


2-4 


Occidental 


3-8-1 


Whittier 


1-5 


Whittier 


0-12-0 


Men's Soccer (Final) 




Volleyball (Final) 




Redlands 


13-1 


La Veme 


13-1 


Pomona-Pitzer 


10-3-1 


Cal Lutheran 


11-3 


Cal Lutheran 


10-4 


CMS 


9-5 


CMS 


7-6-1 


Redlands 


9-5 




7-7 


Pomona-Pitzer 


8-6 




6-8 


Occidental 


3-11 


CalTech 


1-13 


Whittier 


3-11 


Whittier | 


1-13 


CalTech 


0-14 


Men's Water Polo (Final) 




X-Country (Final) 


Pts. 


Redlands 


7-0 


Redlands 






6-1 


CMS 




CMS 


5-2 


Pomona-Pitzer 


10 


Whittier 


3-3 


Occidental 


8 


Cal Lutheran 


3-J 


Cal Lutheran 


6 


La Veme 


2-5 


La Verne 




Occidental 


1-6 


CalTech 


1 


CalTech 


0-7 


Whittier 


1